Tashwanda Pinchback Dixon Discusses Whistleblowing Laws and Regulations on NABCRMP Panel

Tashwanda Pinchback Dixon, partner in the firm’s Atlanta office and member of the Labor & Employment Practice, spoke on a panel at the National Association of Black Compliance and Risk Management Professionals, Inc. (NABCRMP) Annual Summit in Atlanta on Jan. 24. The Annual Summit draws leading risk and compliance professionals together to share information on important issues facing the field. 

Tashwanda’s panel focused on emerging best practices for navigating whistleblowing laws and regulations. She joined a panel that included the Assistant Regional Administrator for OSHA’s Region IV, contributing her expertise. Together, they engaged in a dynamic conversation about innovative strategies to navigate the evolving whistleblowing landscape while ensuring ethical reporting practices and compliance.

The panel aimed to provide guidance on the importance of effective whistleblowing programs and questionnaires to mitigate risks associated with investigations by OSHA and other regulatory agencies. Additionally, they explored strategies aimed at fostering a workplace culture where employees feel comfortable reporting concerns to management, rather than resorting to filing their concerns with OSHA and other regulatory bodies.

Tashwanda is a trial lawyer who has successfully resolved a wide variety of labor and employment disputes as well as providing employment counseling and crisis management assistance. She represents management in both union and nonunion settings in the litigation of federal and state employment and labor law claims, with a particular focus on workplace safety and health (OSHA). She is experienced in litigating high profile and high stakes OSHA matters and is often called upon by clients shortly after devastating accidents to advise them through the OSHA investigation and litigation processes.

Founded in 2019, the NABCRMP is a member-based 501 (c)(3) non-profit association dedicated to supporting the professional development of African-American compliance and risk management professionals. Members represent corporations, financial institutions, law firms, accountants, consulting firms, government agencies, trade associations, universities and non-profit organizations.