Whistleblowing attorneys understand your situation. You are a good employee, you work hard, and you play by the rules. Unfortunately, you have uncovered something at work that you know is wrong. You know you need to say something, but you are worried about retaliation. You do not want to lose your job, your friends, or all of the hard work you have put into your career. Lawyers understand that you may be worried that no one will believe you and that you will be left alone to figure out what to do. It is their job to listen and to help, though. They understand the difficult position you are in and are ready to use their experience and advocacy skills to help you lodge your complaint with confidentiality and sensitivity.
Attorneys Offer Experience
Lawyers have experience with all types of whistleblower claims such as those involving tax evasion, tax fraud, healthcare fraud, government contract fraud, abuse of non-profit status, Ponzi schemes, Qui Tam, insider trading, market manipulation, illegal kickbacks, and bribery, among others. A good attorney will be able to listen to the facts that you have learned and make a recommendation regarding whether your claim is ripe for reporting and the best way to file your report. Because they have significant experience in whistleblower law, they will also be able to make a sound recommendation for what you should do to protect yourself. This is particularly important if you have been involved in the misconduct yourself, if you have professional or ethical obligations for reporting, or if you are concerned about retaliation.
You Have an Advocate
Lawyers know how to help your report get the recognition it deserves. They know the proper channels and mechanisms for reporting and how to file your report so that you are able to get as much protection as possible. For example, they know how to help make sure that you remain anonymous, if possible under the specific reporting requirements applicable to your claims, and advocate for your ability to maintain your anonymity. If you cannot or do not remain anonymous, they also know how to make sure that you are protected from retaliation or employment discrimination under applicable law. Finally, if you are entitled to any of the proceeds recovered due to your reporting, an attorney is ready and able to make sure you receive your fair share for your hard work and sacrifice.
Contact an Attorney
If you have witnessed misconduct in your workplace, in your former workplace, or even misconduct by a non-employer, consider calling an experienced lawyer, like a whistleblower retaliation claims lawyer in Washington DC from Eric Siegel Law, today to find out more about what they may be able to do for you. You do not have to face uncertainty alone. Let an attorney listen to your story, take the burden from your shoulders, and give you real and honest advice about what you can do to right the wrong you have seen with as little personal sacrifice as possible.