Whistleblowing is the term used for employees or individuals who call employer violations to the attention of officials. However, it isn't always an employer/employee situation. In some cases, it could refer to a contractor reporting misconduct about a business, or even an individual reporting social services violations. The problem with being a whistleblower in the workplace is that all too often, this results in employer retaliation. A whistleblower lawyer is your best bet to help you protect yourself in situations such as these. Here is what a whistleblower attorney can do.
Invoking Legal Protection And Compensation
A seasoned whistleblower attorney will immediately set in place all the protection at your disposal through whistleblower laws. If you are being harassed by an employer or even lose your job, and attorney can help document this harassment and may be able to get you reinstated to your job or ensure you receive back pay.
In other words, the attorney is your protection against any bullying tactics.
You may be entitled to financial compensation for whistleblowing in the cases of some tax fraud or federal securities laws. An attorney can help you get the reward if you are entitled.
Peace Of Mind
Blowing the whistle on individuals or a corporation can be a very unnerving experience, particularly if it is about your employer or someone you know well. Not only can whistleblowers experience loss of a job and pay for a while, but they usually have a lot of fear about the consequences of their whistleblowing. An attorney will be able to provide that peace of mind that comes from having a personal watchdog look after you.
The whistleblowing laws that are in place are extremely complex and can include a range of legal issues including foreign policy or law, tax laws, property laws and fraud. It's best to find an attorney that specializes in whistleblowing, as this ensures that you get an attorney trained in all of the myriad issues that can arise in such cases. A whistleblower case can be exceedingly complex and take many years to untangle.
If you think you may be involved in a whistleblowing case, see an attorney as soon as possible in the process and before you say a word to anyone else. You will have many complicated legal steps to take and an attorney can offer you the protection and knowledge you need to successfully protect yourself and the American people.