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Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2020 by Vogue, Forbes, and Cosmopolitan The unbelievable true story of the young woman who faced down one of the most valuable startups in Silicon Valley history--and what came after Susan Fowler was just twenty-five years old when her blog post describing the sexual harassment and retaliation she'd experienced at Uber riveted the nation. Her post would eventually lead to the ousting of Uber's powerful CEO, but its ripples extended far beyond that, as her courageous choice to attach her name to the post inspired other women to speak publicly about their experiences. In the year that followed, an unprecedented number of women came forward, and Fowler was recognized by Time as one of the "Silence Breakers" who ignited the #MeToo movement. Now, she tells her full story for the first time: a story of extraordinary determination and resilience that reveals what it takes--and what it means--to be a whistleblower. Long before she arrived at Uber, Fowler's life had been defined by her refusal to accept her circumstances. She propelled herself from an impoverished childhood with little formal education to the Ivy League, and then to a coveted position at one of the most valuable companies in the history of Silicon Valley. Each time she was mistreated, she fought back or found a way to reinvent herself; all she wanted was the opportunity to define her own dreams and work to achieve them. But when she discovered Uber's pervasive culture of sexism, racism, harassment, and abuse, and that the company would do nothing about it, she knew she had to speak out--no matter what it cost her. Whistleblower takes us deep inside this shockingly toxic workplace and reveals new details about the aftermath of the blog post, in which Fowler was investigated and followed, hacked and threatened, to the point that she feared for her life. But even as it illuminates how the deck is stacked in favor of the status quo, Fowler's story serves as a crucial reminder that we can take our power back. Both moving personal narrative and rallying cry, Whistleblower urges us to be the heroes of our own stories, and to keep fighting for a more just and equitable world.

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Genre Book : Biography & Autobiography
Author Book : Susan Fowler
Publisher : Penguin
Release Book : 2020-02-18
Download Book : 272 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780525560135


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An exploration of when and how - and to what effect - people make the choice to blow the whistle. Case studies from the tobacco industry, to NASA, to the FDA illustrate how individual efforts can and do transform institutions, shape public policy, and serve as a force for democratization.

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Genre Book : Political Science
Author Book : Roberta Ann Johnson
Publisher : Lynne Rienner Publishers
Release Book : 2003
Download Book : 171 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1588261395


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The first book to provide an overview of the impact, implications, and procedures of the new corporate whisteblower laws emerging from the landmark Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

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Genre Book : Law
Author Book : Stephen Martin Kohn
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Release Book : 2004
Download Book : 285 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0275981274


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When Nebraska police officer and divorced mother of three Kathryn Bolkovac saw a recruiting announcement for private military contractor DynCorp International, she applied and was hired. Good money, world travel, and the chance to help rebuild a war-torn country sounded like the perfect job. Bolkovac was shipped out to Bosnia, where DynCorp had been contracted to support the UN peacekeeping mission. She was assigned as a human rights investigator, heading the gender affairs unit. The lack of proper training provided sounded the first alarm bell, but once she arrived in Sarajevo, she found out that things were a lot worse. At great risk to her personal safety, she began to unravel the ugly truth about officers involved in human trafficking and forced prostitution and their connections to private mercenary contractors, the UN, and the U.S. State Department. After bringing this evidence to light, Bolkovac was demoted, felt threatened with bodily harm, was fired, and ultimately forced to flee the country under cover of darkness—bringing the incriminating documents with her. Thanks to the evidence she collected, she won a lawsuit against DynCorp, finally exposing them for what they had done. This is her story and the story of the women she helped achieve justice for.

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Genre Book : Political Science
Author Book : Kathryn Bolkovac
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release Book : 2011-01-04
Download Book : 256 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780230115637


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Genre Book : Law
Author Book : Robin Page West
Publisher : American Bar Association
Release Book : 2001
Download Book : 141 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1570738688


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Publisher : DIANE Publishing
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ISBN-10 : 9781428973275


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Discusses how federal employees who have sought whistleblower reprisal protection from the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) viewed OSC's handling of their cases. Based on a survey of 945 employees. Tables.

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Genre Book : Whistle blowing
Author Book : DIANE Publishing Company
Publisher : DIANE Publishing
Release Book : 1995-10
Download Book : 44 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0788123750


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"A call to arms and to action, for anyone with a conscience, anyone alarmed about the decline of our democracy." — New York Times-bestselling author Wendell Potter "Powerful...His extensively reported tales of individual whistleblowers and their often cruel fates are compelling...They reveal what it can mean to live in an age of fraud." — The Washington Post "Tom Mueller's authoritative and timely book reveals what drives a few brave souls to expose and denounce specific cases of corruption. He describes the structural decay that plagues many of our most powerful institutions, putting democracy itself in danger." —George Soros A David-and-Goliath story for our times: the riveting account of the heroes who are fighting a rising tide of wrongdoing by the powerful, and showing us the path forward. We live in a period of sweeping corruption -- and a golden age of whistleblowing. Over the past few decades, principled insiders who expose wrongdoing have gained unprecedented legal and social stature, emerging as the government's best weapon against corporate misconduct--and the citizenry's best defense against government gone bad. Whistleblowers force us to confront fundamental questions about the balance between free speech and state secrecy, and between individual morality and corporate power. In Crisis of Conscience, Tom Mueller traces the rise of whistleblowing through a series of riveting cases drawn from the worlds of healthcare and other businesses, Wall Street, and Washington. Drawing on in-depth interviews with more than two hundred whistleblowers and the trailblazing lawyers who arm them for battle--plus politicians, intelligence analysts, government watchdogs, cognitive scientists, and other experts--Mueller anatomizes what inspires some to speak out while the rest of us become complicit in our silence. Whistleblowers, we come to see, are the freethinking, outspoken citizens for whom our republic was conceived. And they are the models we must emulate if our democracy is to survive.

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Genre Book : Political Science
Author Book : Tom Mueller
Publisher : Penguin
Release Book : 2019-10-01
Download Book : 608 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780698405103


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Attorney, scholar, teacher Stephen Kohn presents a comprehensive, unified examination of the 35 federal laws that protect whistleblowers and their rights, plus the common law protections available in each of the 50 states. He provides a step-by-step overview of how to conceptualize and litigate whistleblower cases; detailed analyses of protections for employees who disclose environmental, nuclear, and health and safety violations; a clear, concise presentation of the most important protections contained in the First Amendment, the Civil Rights Act of 1971, and the False Claims Act's qui tam provisions. Kohn also gives detailed discussions of protected activity, discriminatory conduct, proof of retaliation, burdens of persuasion, damages, and attorney fees. The result is a major, practical resource for attorneys, executives, judges, legal scholars, and teachers in various fields of the law.

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Genre Book : Law
Author Book : Stephen Martin Kohn
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Release Book : 2001
Download Book : 527 Pages
ISBN-10 : 156720354X


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