Kansas City Attorney For Whistleblowers’ Rights
It takes a lot of courage to stand up to an employer to expose corruption or wrongdoing. 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 Is In A Position To Blow The Whistle?
A whistleblower could be an employee of a private business or a public entity. This includes the employees of:
- Public corporations
- Private businesses
- Educational institutions
- Government entities
Generally, a person becomes a whistleblower by reporting a company’s wrongdoing or illegal activity to a government agency or other party with the authority to investigate or otherwise address the violation. In many whistleblower cases, such violations include:
- Violations of state or federal laws
- Defrauding customers, clients or government entities
- Failure to comply with health and safety regulations, including the regulation of hospitals and clinics
- Failure to abide by other public policies or local regulations
Whistleblower protections are also afforded to people who assist in investigations into corporate wrongdoing, or to people who testify at trials related whistleblower 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.