What Do Whistleblowers Do?
Whistleblowers risk their jobs to speak out against fraud and, thereby, to help protect all of us from corporate and government harm. That is why the law protects whistleblowers from retaliation by employers. If you are considering making a complaint against your employer or have made one already, the lawyers at The Garber Law Firm are prepared to take aggressive action to protect your rights.
Based in Marietta, but serving throughout Georgia and the United States, our attorneys file cases involving:
- Medicare and Medicaid fraud
- Government contractors – such as defense and supply contractors, as well as hospitals – committing fraud against the government under federal and state false claims laws.
- Price fixing of government products, purchases and contracts
- Securities and stock fraud cases, which allows for rewards under the whistleblower programs of the Securities and Exchange Commission and Commodity Futures Trading Commission
- Federal income tax fraud and tax underpayments, which allows the Internal Revenue Service to pay a bounty or reward to the whistleblower.
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act/The SEC Program: Corporate Whistleblowers
Federal whistleblower laws apply to publicly traded companies and have the goal of protecting shareholders from fraud. If a company artificially inflates the value of stock, misleads the public in some fashion, or defrauds the federal government, the SEC Whistleblower Program, Dodd-Frank, and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act protect employees who expose such actions.
Whistleblowers who report employers for committing fraud are entitled to a percentage of the damages that the government collects from the company. To learn whether you may be eligible for compensation under Dodd-Frank or Sarbanes-Oxley, let an experienced Georgia whistleblower lawyer make that determination by thoroughly evaluating your case.
Act Quickly In Matters Of Retaliation
It is important to act fast if you face retaliation. Namely, if your employer has retaliated against you for reporting unlawful practices, you must file a complaint with the Department of Labor within 90 days.
Whistleblowers who suffer adverse actions such as termination, demotion, harassment or other forms of retaliation have the right to pursue legal action against their employers. If you have not yet made a complaint about your employer’s wrongdoing, you can protect yourself by seeking counsel from an attorney first.
Legal Support When You Need It Most
If you are contemplating blowing the whistle on your employer’s wrongdoing or have experienced retaliation for whistleblowing, our lawyers can help. You can schedule an appointment by calling us at 678-383-9792 or sending us an email. Initial consultations are free.
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