What is Whistleblower Protection?

whistleblower protectionWhistleblowers expose fraud, corruption and other misconduct to the public and appropriate government authorities. Most whistleblowers report wrongdoing they witness at their workplace. They don’t want to be a part of the wrongdoing, so they inform management or regulators, but blowing the whistle can prove dangerous sometimes.

As a result, many whistleblowers fear retaliation – including being fired from their jobs or harassed while at work. The more serious the wrongdoing, the more serious the retaliation could be. Fortunately, you don’t have to compromise your morals if you observe illicit activities. As a whistleblower, you can still the do the right thing and report fraudulent activities — and demand protection from retaliation by your employer. Mehri & Skalet’s whistleblower lawyers can help.

Having a whistleblower attorney from Mehri & Skalet on your side can help ensure that your rights under federal and state laws are not violated.

The Washington, DC whistleblower lawyers at Mehri & Skalet can help direct your concerns about fraud or other wrongdoing to the government agency that can best address the issue and that may provide you with a reward or bounty. They can also ensure that your employer doesn’t retaliate or discriminate against you. Mehri & Skalet’s team of whistleblower lawyers are knowledgeable and determined to make sure that your rights are fully protected. If you think you’ve observed fraud or other wrongdoing activities going on at your place of employ and want to report them, it’s always a good idea to speak to an attorney first. An attorney can advise you on the best way to handle everything from a legal perspective, and they help protect you too. There are federal laws set in place to reward whistleblowers who reveal fraud and protect them from workplace discrimination. Having an attorney on your side can help you get those laws enforced.

If you are a whistleblower, contact Mehri & Skalet today. Our professionals will walk you through the process of reporting the misconduct you have observed, and will take all necessary measures to address any retaliation you might experience.