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Does the Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower protection law authorize emotional distress damages?

 

Yes.  The Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower law authorizes noneconomic compensatory damages, i.e., emotional distress and reputational harm.  There is no cap on special damages under SOX, and some whistleblowers have obtained more than one million dollars in special damages at trial. Read more about some of those cases:

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Jason Zuckerman, Principal of Zuckerman Law, litigates whistleblower retaliation, qui tam, wrongful discharge, and other employment-related claims. He is rated 10 out of 10 by Avvo, was recognized by Washingtonian magazine as a “Top Whistleblower Lawyer” in 2015 and selected by his peers to be included in The Best Lawyers in America® and in SuperLawyers.