Whistleblowing the illegal accounting practices

1) Gregory Barnes is considering an employment opportunity, but as an independent contractor. Provide
Gregory with at least five factors that would distinguish him from employees and identify him as an
independent contractor. Support your explanation to Gregory by referencing at least one scholarly article
from a business journal (LIRN Database), a law review article (Westlaw), or case law (Westlaw). The
source cited must be less than five years old.
2) Mary Jones was fired for whistleblowing the illegal accounting practices of her employer. Discuss exception
to the employment-at-will doctrine that protects her from being terminated. Support response with a case
(judicial opinion) from Westlaw where an employee was terminated but won a lawsuit by using the
whistleblowing defense. The case must be less than five years old. Discuss the facts from the case and the
court’s ruling. Based on that case, explain the likely outcome if Mary sues for wrongful termination.
3) Ted Garcia was terminated without cause. He believes his employer fired him for being Hispanic. What
must Ted prove to win a lawsuit against his employer? Support response with at least one scholarly article
from a business journal (LIRN Database), a law review article (Westlaw), or case law (Westlaw). The
source cited must be less than five years old.
4) Peter Ashton and Jennifer Ashton are equal partners in a partnership that does not expire for another five
years. Peter wants to withdraw from the partnership now. What are Peter’s options, if any, to withdraw from
that partnership before its expiration? Support response with an article from a business journal (LIRN

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