Eighth Circuit Reminds Nonprofits They Are Subject to Whistleblower Laws

Eighth Circuit Reminds Nonprofits They Are Subject to Whistleblower Laws

Sep 22, 2014

Client Alert

Brownstein Client Alert, September 22, 2014

Nonprofits help shape, empower, and strengthen many underserved communities with the aid of donors who believe and trust in the organization’s mission. These goodhearted missions come with accountability to both donors and those served by the organization. A recent opinion by the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals in Chavez-Lavagnino v. Motivation Education Training, Inc. reminds nonprofits that they are not only subject to whistleblower laws, but their actions will be scrutinized in conjunction with their heightened responsibility to the community and governments that support them.

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