The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) enforces more than 20 anti-retaliation whistleblower statutes spanning several different industries, yet mortgage professionals who speak out against fraud and other misconduct in their industry are not shielded by industry-specific whistleblower laws that so many other professionals enjoy. According to the National Mortgage News, a mortgage industry whistleblower law “would fit nicely with the many others protecting employees from the nuclear industry to Wall Street.” But until such a law is passed, mortgage professionals must rely on broader, generic whistleblower laws if they want to make a stand against fraud. ... Read More
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