Sherron Watkins, the Enron Corp. executive who warned management about fraud, said not having confidentiality and protection for whistleblowers can have a cost.
Nearly 20 years after the energy company’s collapse, Ms. Watkins, 61 years old, said being labeled a whistleblower has been a challenge to her career ever since.
If current whistleblower protections had been in place at the time, she said she would have been able to report her concerns to the Securities and Exchange Commission while keeping her name confidential.
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