Standing up to an employer to expose corruption or wrongdoing takes courage. After all, the people who decide to blow the whistle on corporations can be putting their income, careers, and reputation on the line. 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. In some cases whistleblowers are entitled to awards or compensatory compensation. LG Law helps these individuals protect their rights and to craft the strongest possible whistleblower cases.
Who are Whistleblowers?
Whistleblowers can be any employee of a public or private business, including 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 legal violations 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
- Fraud involving customers, clients, or income
People can also be whistleblowers by aiding investigations into alleged corporate misconduct or testifying at trials related to these investigations or cases.
If you are considering reporting an employer’s wrongdoing or misconduct, or you have been retaliated against for your whistleblowing activity, contact LG Law to assist you. You can call us at (888) 396-6410 or email us using the contact form on this page for a free consultation and to find out more about your rights and potential claims.
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