Why do you think Whistleblowers are starting to speak up in the workplace?
The main reason that more Whistleblowers are starting to speak up is that they feel protected from potential retaliation from their employer. Further with the rise of the internet they are able to submit potential whistleblower information in a anonymous way.
There are a wide range of laws both at the state and federal level that protect whistleblowers from retaliation and most states recognize a common law action for wrongful discharge in violation of public policy. The decision to pursue a retaliation claim under state and/or federal law can be complex and therefore, it is critical to retain skilled counsel capable of determining which federal and/or state laws are best suited to prosecute a whistleblower retaliation claim.
What federal laws protect whistleblowers?
Various federal laws protect whistleblowers. For example, the False Claims Act "(FCA)" protects employees who are retaliated against for disclosing fraud against the government. The Department of Labor (DOL) administers fifteen whistleblower provisions that ...
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