Are You Entitled to Protection and Compensation as a Whistleblower? Find Out Today
Several federal laws provide protections to whistleblowers and entitle them to financial compensation in many cases. However, receiving protection and compensation as a whistleblower is not a simple matter of sharing information with the government. There are procedures you need to follow, and you need to make sure you are providing information that is not already in the government’s possession.
If you have information that you believe may qualify you as a whistleblower, you should call us right away. We represent employee whistleblowers of government agencies and private-sector companies. When you schedule an initial consultation, our lawyers will evaluate your information in complete confidence; and, if you have a whistleblower claim, we can help make sure you receive the protections and compensation you legally deserve.
We Represent Employees in All Types of Whistleblower Cases
Our whistleblower practice encompasses all types of claims involving all pertinent laws and government agencies. This includes (but is not limited to):
- False Claims Act (FCA) Whistleblower Claims – The FCA prohibits government contractors, healthcare providers, and other businesses from submitting false and fraudulent claims for payment from the federal government.
- Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Whistleblower Claims – Under SOX, employees are entitled to whistleblower protections and compensation for reporting securities fraud, accounting fraud, and other unlawful practices that negatively impact the company’s shareholders.
- Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Whistleblower Claims – The SEC awards whistleblower compensation to employees (and others) who report violations of the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and other federal securities laws.
- Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Whistleblower Claims – The CFTC regulates the U.S. derivatives markets, including the markets for futures, options, and swaps. Similar to the SEC, it maintains a whistleblower program that awards compensation to individuals who report statutory violations.
- Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Whistleblower Claims – The IRS pays compensation to whistleblowers who report tax fraud. IRS whistleblower awards are between 15 percent and 30 percent of the amount the IRS recovers based on the information provided.
- Harassment, Discrimination, and Retaliation Whistleblower Claims – Government and private-sector employees are entitled to protections when they blow the whistle on instances of harassment, discrimination and retaliation in the workplace.
Have You Experienced Retaliation as a Whistleblower?
In addition to representing employees in whistleblower cases, we also represent whistleblowers who have experienced retaliation. Retaliation against whistleblowers is prohibited, and employees who experience wrongful retaliation will be entitled to recover back pay, front pay in lieu of reinstatement, and other damages in many cases. If you have experienced any form of retaliation as a whistleblower, you should consult with us about your legal rights promptly.
Speak with a Whistleblower Attorney in Confidence
If you would like more information about the requirements for filing a whistleblower claim or your legal rights as a whistleblower, we encourage you to get in touch. To schedule a confidential consultation with a whistleblower attorney at Pierce / Jewett, call 757-624-9323 or send us your contact information online now.