Our lawyers support clients in fighting for justice. We can help protect employees who report violations of various workplace safety, consumer product, financial reform, and food safety laws, to name a few. There are federal and California whistleblower protection laws that cover violations of environmental and nuclear safety laws, transportation industry laws, and consumer and investor protection laws. The lawyer assists employees in whistleblower cases that want to do the right thing by whistle blowing on corporate misconduct.
Whistleblower protection laws serve to protect employees who have decided to reveal fraud in the workplace like unsafe goods being allowed into the market or issues of workplace safety. Our experts who knows whistleblower protection laws will assist in bringing the right information to the government and protect the employee from retaliation or discrimination as a result of the whistleblowing. Our whistleblower attorneys are also knowledgeable in claims under the False Claims Act, including improper billing to government agencies.
Whistleblower Cases & Whistleblower Protection Laws
How whistleblower cases are exposed for the attention of the government is critical. Our lawyers are able to provide information regarding how and when whistleblowers are protected, and the particular rules of whistleblower laws. Whistleblower protection laws are detailed, so it is important to have the assistance of an attorney well versed in the whistleblower protection laws. When cases are managed the right way, in compliance with federal and state whistleblower laws, the whistleblower could be eligible for compensation.
As of January 1, 2014, the whistleblower protection statutes in California were expanded. The laws have always prohibited employers from retaliating against employees who reasonably believed they were reporting violations of state or federal laws, rules, or regulations to a government or law enforcement agency. The new law extends this protection to employees reporting suspected illegal behavior internally to “a person with authority over the employee” or to another employee with the authority to “investigate discover, or correct” the reported violation; or externally to any “public body conducting an investigation, hearing, or inquiry.” The new law expands the protection to reasonably-believed violations of local (in addition to California and federal) laws, rules, or regulations.
Contact Our Whistleblower Law Firm
If you are ready to blow the whistle on fraud and workplace violations, you need the help of experienced lawyers. Cohelan Khoury & Singer understands whistleblower laws and can assist you in exposing corporate fraud against the government, or with reporting violations of workplace safety. Contact us for a consultation right away. We can provide necessary information on whistleblower cases and explain everything about whistleblower protection laws.