On Sunday April 10, 2011, Stephen Kohn, Executive Director at the National Whistleblowers Center, will be available at 5:00 pm (EST) for an online chat forum at Firedoglake’s Book Salon. The topic of this book salon will be The Whistleblower’s Handbook.

For two hours Mr. Kohn will be holding an open discussion on The Whistleblower’s Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Doing What’s Right and Protecting Yourself (Lyons Press 2011).

Everyone will have the opportunity to post questions and comments regarding The Whistleblower’s Handbook as well as any whistleblowing issues. Mr. Kohn will provide real-time responses during the two-hour time frame.

The Whistleblower’s Handbook is the first-ever consumer guide to whistleblowing. In The Whistleblower’s Handbook, Mr. Kohn explains nearly all federal and state laws regarding whistleblowing. In the step-by-step bulk of the book, he also presents the following twenty-one rules for whistleblowers:

Rule 1: Understand the Maze

Rule 2: Follow the Money

Rule 3: Yes, You Are a Whistleblower

Rule 4: Find the Best Federal Law

Rule 5: Don’t Forget State Laws

Rule 6: Always Ask: Is the Taxpayer on the Hook?

Rule 7: Check for Tax Cheats, the IRS Qui Tam

Rule 8: Know Dodd and Frank: Securities and Commodities Qui Tam Claims

Rule 9: If Working for the Government, Use the First Amendment

Rule 10: Make Sure Disclosures Are Protected

Rule 11: Beware of “Hotlines”

Rule 12: Cautiously Use “Self-Help” Tactics

Rule 13: Be Prepared for the Lid to Blow

Rule 14: Delay is Deadly, 158 Rule

Rule 15: Get the Proof Needed to Win the Case

Rule 16: Get to the Jury

Rule 17: Win the Case: Prove Motive and Pretext

Rule 18: Get Every Penny Deserved

Rule 19: Make the Boss Pay Attorney Fees

Rule 20: Don’t Take “Hush Money”

Rule 21: Never Forget: Whistleblowing Works


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*Sabeen Khanmohamed (a NWC intern) contributed to this posting