Does Sarbanes-Oxley Cover Whistleblowers for Concerns Other Than Financial Fraud?

An AP story by Adam Geller (available at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer) asks:

Was Mark Livingston trying to blow the whistle on suspect corporate behavior, and protect his company’s shareholders? Or was he making trouble?

Unlike Enron, Livingston’s employer (Wyeth Drugs) has not been accused of any accounting or financial fraud.  Livingston, however, claims that he is a whistle blower protected under Sarbanes-Oxley because he was fired for complaining about company behavior that investors and shareholders should know. 

The case is pending in federal court in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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