A whistleblower is someone who exposes illegal or dishonest activities within a private or public organization. It is an incredibly brave act because this information is hidden from public view. When an individual within the organization can no longer stand by and witness the violations, they come forward.
Sometimes instead of rewarding these people for doing the right thing, companies will punish them. They treat the employee unfairly and make the working conditions unbearable. Sometimes a company will fire the employee unjustly. All of these scenarios are unacceptable.
Our firm has obtained numerous six- and seven-figure settlements in cases involving whistleblowers. You stood up for what is right and it’s time someone did the same for you. Our lawyers are ready to fight the biggest companies on your behalf. If a company has retaliated against you for whistleblowing, please contact us today for a free consultation.
A whistleblower is someone who raises concern about practices or policies by an employer. Often this wrongful conduct involves fraud or false claims to the government. When an employee raises concerns about this sort of conduct and then suffers some adverse action at work — such as a demotion or firing — then that person may be a whistleblower with a claim for damages.
There are many state and federal laws that protect the rights of workers who “blow the whistle” on workplace fraud. Often, a whistleblower is already being retaliated against by an employer or has already been fired for raising concerns about wrongful or fraudulent dealings at work. This type of retaliation is the kind of employer conduct that the law protects. You should consult a lawyer experienced in handling whistleblower cases because every situation is different and the claims available depend a lot on the facts of your situation.