We have all seen movies about whistleblowers. Real-life whistleblowing is a bit less dramatic, but the issues are the same: an employee of a company witnesses illegal acts and reports it to the authorities or is fired in retaliation for refusing to do something illegal.
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It takes courage and principle to stand up and say, “This is wrong,” to the people who hired you and sign your paychecks, especially when the employer retaliates against you. You may be demoted, given less appealing work to do, shunned by your colleagues. Your supervisors may give you negative job evaluations. You feel that you are being subtly threatened all the time.
They may let you go. Whistleblower cases often involve wrongful discharge. “You didn’t collude with us in breaking the law, so you’re fired.”
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If the misconduct you witnessed defrauded U.S. taxpayers, lawyer David Larkin can also represent you in a False Claims Act lawsuit, where you can claim a percentage of all recovered monies.
Legal Protection For Those Who Report Illegal Acts
If your employer has retaliated against you for reporting illegal or dishonest conduct, you have options. One is to fight back with a lawsuit of your own, claiming you have been discriminated against for doing the right thing. Whistleblowers are protected under both statutory and common law. The law shields employees who engage in this and other protected activities such as filing a claim for workers’ compensation benefits.
We have successfully achieved substantial six-figure jury verdicts and arbitration awards for plaintiffs in employment-related jury trials.
Do you need quality representation at an affordable rate? Call Phoenix, Arizona, employment litigation attorney David C. Larkin at (480) 491-2900 and describe your case to him. Or, write to our lawyer using this online form.