Whistleblowers are persons who identify and report illegal, fraudulent, and corrupt practices of individuals, businesses, and government agencies. Whistleblowers are protected from retaliation by numerous federal and state laws, which also frequently provide for generous financial rewards to whistleblowers whose disclosures help recover monies from wrongdoers. Whistleblower laws are complicated and must be complied with exactly for whistleblowers to obtain the protections and benefits of these statutes.
At The Warshawsky Law Firm, we represent clients in the full range of whistleblower matters, including pre-complaint investigations, administrative proceedings, lawsuits, and appeals. The specific whistleblower statutes we handle include:
- Federal False Claims Act (“Qui Tam Act”)
- SEC Whistleblower Program
- Sarbanes-Oxley Act
- IRS Whistleblower Program
- OSHA Whistleblower Program
- Federal Whistleblower Protection Act
- New York State False Claims Act
- New York State whistleblower laws
Besides the laws listed above, many federal and state regulatory statutes contain whistleblower protections for persons who report violations of the laws. In addition, federal, state, and local employment laws contain anti-retaliation provisions that protect employees who report workplace discrimination, harassment, and other misconduct.
Because the rules and procedures under the whistleblower laws are complicated, if you believe you may be a whistleblower, you should promptly consult with a qualified whistleblower attorney.