For more than two decades, our attorneys have represented employees in employment law cases. At DesJardins & Panitz LLP, a large part of the firm’s practice is devoted to helping clients deal with whistleblower claims. A whistleblower is someone who notifies authorities of fraudulent or illegal activities taking place at a company, agency or organization. It is strictly against the law for an employer to retaliate against a whistleblower with mistreatment or termination.
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Blowing the whistle on fraudulent or illegal actions at your workplace is the right thing to do, but can have serious repercussions for employees. Whistleblowers could suffer termination, demotion, salary cuts or other forms of retaliation.
If you are a potential whistleblower thinking about notifying authorities about wrongdoing in your workplace, please contact our employment law specialists at DesJardins & Panitz LLP today. At DesJardins & Panitz LLP, we will answer all of your questions, make sure you understand the legal process, and fight for your rights every step of the way.
WHISTLEBLOWING IN THE WORKPLACE
A number of different employee actions can constitute whistleblowing:
- Notifying authorities of violations of company regulations
- Refusing to take part in fraudulent or illegal activities
- Reporting misuse of funds
- Reporting violation of regulatory, federal, or state laws
Whistleblower laws include what are known as qui tam suits. Qui tam suits permit persons a share of any government funds recovered through their reporting of the funds’ misuse.