A "whistleblower action" occurs when an employee of a company reports their employer to the authorities for breaking laws or regulations. Many of these whistleblower employees are not looking to anger their organizations, but instead are trying to do the right thing. This is why the law protects them from retaliation. When these whistleblower protections are violated, the employee can often pursue compensation from the employer.
If you are a whistleblower who is now being treated unfairly by your employer, we invite you to call us at Habbas & Associates today. Our proven and knowledgeable legal advocates are well-versed in the federal and state laws that govern these whistleblower cases and how to best assert the rights of clients who have been punished for doing the right thing.
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Whistleblower & Qui Tam Actions
The government offers whistleblower protections to encourage employees who know their company is willfully breaking the law to come forward. Often when this happens, employees still find themselves being retaliated against by their employer (likely due to the legal consequences they face). Sometimes this results in a firing but—because employers know that retaliation is against the law—more subtle forms of retaliation are also common, as well.
Workplace retaliation can include:
- Transfer to other locations
- Withheld promotions
- Withheld assignments/opportunities
- Exclusion from company/social events
- Forms of harassment
At our firm, we're also equipped to handle cases concerning what is known as Qui Tam actions. These cases are particularly serious because they concern companies who are receiving federal money. When an employer reveals to the authorities that their own company is misusing the federal money, it is considered a Qui Tam action, which offers its own kind of federal protections. No matter what your circumstances are, our team is ready to assess your case, protect your rights and, if possible, seek the punitive damages you are owed following retaliation from your employer.
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