Title VIII of Sarbanes-Oxley, commonly referred to as the “Corporate and Criminal Fraud Accountability Act of 2002,” prohibits retaliation against employees who engage in certain whistleblowing activities.

Although the definition of whistleblowing activities in the statute is potentially broad, the anti-retaliation provision in Sarbanes-Oxley applies only to employees of publicly traded companies.

Any employee who feels as if they have been subjected to retaliatory action in violation of Sarbanes-Oxley may file a complaint with the United States Department of Labor within 90 days after the date on which the violation occurs.