Yes, Section 23(h)(1) of the Commodity Exchange Act prohibits retaliation by a covered employer against a whistleblower. The whistleblower protection provision of the CEA is a critical component of the CFTC Whistleblower Reward Program, under which the CFTC rewards whistleblowers that provide original information leading to CFTC enforcement actions. A whistleblower may receive an award of between 10% to 30% of the total monetary sanctions collected.
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