Know Your Whistleblower Protection Rights
Speaking up about illegal activity at work is scary. Most people need their jobs as well as good recommendations for future jobs. Reporting wrongdoing in the workplace can rock the boat for any worker. For this reason, the U.S. Department of Labor explains whistleblowers’ rights and provides legal protection for people who blow the whistle.
At Ellwanger Henderson, we fight for justice – including for the legal protection of whistleblowers. As dedicated civil rights and employment rights attorneys, we advise and represent a wide range of people nationwide in whistleblower cases.
Bring Your Concerns Forward
Ideally, seek legal counsel before blowing the whistle on your job regarding these or other issues:
- Consumer or employee safety
- Family and Medical Leave Act rights (FMLA)
- Treatment with regard to military or veteran status
- Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) issues such as minimum wage or overtime pay
- Mining or agricultural work conditions and/or environmental issues
- Fraud at the workplace
This list is not exhaustive. Normally, people correctly detect injustice when they experience it. Let us know where you are in your whistleblower case. If you have not yet spoken up, we can advise you on how to minimize your chances of being retaliated against and what to do if you do experience retaliation.
Bring A Qui Tam Lawsuit On Behalf Of The U.S. Government
Under certain circumstances, you may bring a qui tam lawsuit against a company or government entity on behalf of the federal government. For example, you may be aware of Medicare or Medicaid fraud going on at a health care organization where you are employed or volunteer.
If you bring a qui tam lawsuit and win your case, you may receive a large cash reward from the U.S. government in acknowledgment of money you have helped save for the government from now on.
Turn To Ellwanger Henderson For Whistleblower Protection
Our legacy of the pursuit of justice for all is eminently helpful in our qui tam and whistleblower protection law practice. We will help you go out on a limb with solid reassurance of your legal rights.