June 14, 2019 / 12:16 AM / in 2 days

Northrop Grumman worker's arbitration claims not protected by SOX - 4th Circuit

A U.S. appeals court on Thursday said a former Northrop Grumman Systems Corp employee’s complaints about the company’s arbitration policy were not protected by a federal whistleblower law, disagreeing with the U.S. Department of Labor.

A unanimous three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Crisell Seguin’s complaints that Northrop Grumman unlawfully required employees to arbitrate claims brought under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) did not amount to accusations of “shareholder fraud,” so they were not covered by the law.

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