Whistleblower Protection

We offer representation to so-called “whistleblowers” who suffer retaliation for engaging in protected conduct by exposing perceived wrongdoing by their employers.

Whistleblower protection is provided by various federal and state laws.

For example, the federal False Claims Act, codified at 31 U.S.C. §§ 3729–3733, is a powerful statute that provides significant protection to employees who are discharged, demoted, suspended, threatened, harassed or discriminated against for lawful acts such as participating in an investigation or taking legal action against an employer. Other federal laws, such as the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002, provide additional protections.

New York’s general whistleblower statute (New York Labor Law § 740) prohibits, for example, a private employer from retaliating against an employee because s/he complains about a violation of law that endangers public safety. Other statutes provide similar protections to health care workers and public employees.

If you believe that you have been retaliated against for complaining about employer wrongdoing, please do not hesitate to contact us today for a free phone consultation.

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