CFTC Launches Whistleblower Website
January 22, 2016
On January 21, 2016, the Commodity Future Trading Commission (CFTC) launched a new whistleblower website, www.whistleblower.gov, which contains materials that educate the public about the CFTC whistleblower program, allows users to submit tips about potential violations of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA), and apply for monetary awards. The new website also contains details about whistleblower rights and protections, including access to the rules and regulations governing the CFTC’s whistleblower program.
The CFTC Whistleblower Program
The CFTC whistleblower program compensates persons who voluntarily report violations of the CEA, if the information obtained leads to a successful CFTC enforcement action resulting in more than $1 million in sanctions.
Under federal law, retaliation by employers against whistleblower employees who provide information or assist the CFTC in connection with possible CEA violations is prohibited.
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