Protecting Whistleblowers When It Is Time To Speak Up

We have all probably witnessed some form of wrongdoing at work, such as a co-worker stealing office supplies or employee timecard fraud. However, some employees may observe major illegal activity by their employer that either threatens public safety or defrauds the taxpayers or federal government.

Despite a possible retaliation, many of these employees choose to "blow the whistle" against their employer in these situations.

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We Can Help You At Any Point

  • Before you report your employer: If you know about wrongdoing or illegal activity at your company, but have not yet reported the activity, we can advise you of your rights and help you protect yourself from potential retaliation.
  • After you report your employer: If you are a whistleblower and you have already suffered the consequences of whistleblowing, such as a retaliatory discharge or wrongful termination, we can represent you in a claim to try to recover compensation for your lost income, emotional distress, damage to your reputation and other losses.

Common Types Of Claims

A company, its management or its employees may commit any number of crimes during the course of their work. Some examples of situations in which whistleblowers may choose to report illegal activity or wrongdoing include:

  • A car manufacturer that sells cars with dangerous auto defects
  • A brokerage firm that commits SEC violations regarding stock trading
  • Insurance and mortgage fraud
  • Health care fraud
  • Companies making and selling dangerous products or defective drugs, such as pharmaceutical fraud
  • Financial and accounting irregularities
  • Defrauding customers or suppliers
  • Money laundering or embezzlement
  • Racial harassment or race discrimination
  • Failure to pay sales taxes
  • Government overpayment
  • Demanding or accepting kickbacks from suppliers
  • Construction contracts fraud
  • Intentionally violating environmental and health regulations
  • Sexual harassment or discrimination
  • Criminal acts against employees or persons outside the company
  • Conducting business in an unsafe environment or using unsafe procedures

Employees who speak out against unlawful conduct are often retaliated against by way of termination, demotion, creation of an unpleasant work environment, removal of responsibilities and other adverse actions. You shouldn't be subject to adverse employment actions for doing the right thing. The False Claims Act not only protects you, but may even allow for a reward if you bring up a qui tam lawsuit for wrongdoing.

Client testimonial: "I was a whistleblower for unlawful conduct at my job and was terminated after I complained. I hired The Armstrong Law Firm to represent me for my claims and they prepared my case exhaustively and advocated for me until it was resolved. They found a lot of evidence and witnesses and fought for me and supported me until the case was over. I would hire them again."

Reviewed By: Roberta S.

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