Kansas City Attorney For Whistleblowers’ Rights
Standing up to an employer to expose corruption or wrongdoing takes courage. After all, the people who decide to blow the whistle on a corporation can be putting their income, careers and reputations on the line. At LG Law, we understand what is at stake, and we are here to protect you every step of the way.
If you are considering blowing the whistle on wrongdoing, LG Law can investigate your specific situation, protect your rights and interests, and work with you to build the strongest possible whistleblower case. The first step is to put an experienced employment law attorney on your side.
Who Are Whistleblowers?
A whistleblower can be any employee of a public or private business. This includes the employees of:
- Government entities
- Political subdivisions
- Public corporations
- Private businesses
- Educational entities
Generally, people become whistleblowers when they report a company’s wrongdoing or illegal activity to any law enforcement agency, government authority or a person with the authority to correct the violation. Commonly, these wrongdoings or violations include:
- Violations of state or federal laws
- Failing to comply with public policy or local regulations
- Failing to abide by health and safety regulations, including the regulation of hospitals and clinics
- Fraud involving customers, clients or income
People can also be whistleblowers by aiding investigations into alleged corporate misconduct or by testifying at trials related to these investigations or cases. For example, financial industry professionals may become whistleblowers by participating in Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigations.
In many cases — such as with qui tam claims under the False Claims Act — whistleblowers may be entitled to significant awards or compensation. At LG Law, we can explain your rights and options regarding these matters.
Helping You Seek Justice For Retaliation
Since employers engaged in illegal activities are motivated to avoid exposure, employees who threaten to contact the authorities or who alert upper management are often subject to harassment, intimidation or termination. Our founding attorney, Lewis Galloway, has extensive experience in these matters and can help protect you from employment retaliation.
Schedule A Free Consultation
If you are considering reporting an employer’s wrongdoing or misconduct, or if you have been retaliated against for blowing the whistle, please call LG Law at 816-897-7795 or complete our contact form. We represent employees throughout the Kansas City area.