Federal and New York Whistleblower Protection
If you have information about fraud against the United States government or bribery of foreign officials by U.S. companies in order to obtain a competitive business advantage, you may be entitled under the False Claims Act or the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act to a substantial reward in exchange for providing such information to the federal government as a whistleblower. Anyone who believes they have such information is invited to contact Holman Law for guidance on pursuing the correct channels in reporting such fraud in order to receive the largest reward to which you are entitled and to ensure that your employer recognizes your protections as a whistleblower.
At Holman Law, we competently guide anyone who holds information regarding pending or potential False Claims Act qui tam lawsuits or Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations through the process of becoming a whistleblower for or to the United States government. We have a nuanced understanding of the laws governing whistleblower procedure and protection issues, and pursue litigation on behalf of employees throughout New York and the United States who believe that they have been victimized by whistleblower retaliation.
Contact our firm online or call (212) 481-1336 to schedule a no-cost initial consultation. Holman Law can agree to representation on a contingency fee basis, meaning that there would be no fee or cost to you without a judgment or settlement in your favor.
What Protections Do Whistleblowers Have?
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act, as amended by the Dodd-Frank Act, provides protection for employees who "blow the whistle" on their employers’ wrongdoings. As a result, if you report your employer for violating SEC rules or regulations or committing other criminal acts, your employer cannot lawfully retaliate against you. Despite this measure of protection, however, many employees still fear retaliation by their employers and choose to remain silent rather than report any wrongdoing.
If you suspect that your employer is engaging in illegal activity, let Holman Law help advise you on your next steps.
Whistleblower retaliation is not confined merely to wrongful termination. We will represent employees who have been subject to other forms of retaliation, such as:
Failure to promote
For this reason, whistleblowers have comprehensive legal protection under both the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and specific New York whistleblower statutes.
At Holman Law, we pursue financial recovery for the victims of whistleblower retaliation, including:
Damages to their reputation
Damages to their career
Damages to their health
Why Should I Hire Holman Law?
Although the Sarbanes-Oxley Act protects whistle-blowing employees from retaliation by employers, a proactive response is necessary to ensure that this protection is enforced and, if necessary, damages pursued. Once an employer’s wrongdoings are reported, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s first concern is addressing the business’s missteps or violations. You, the whistleblower, are its second order of business. Holman Law puts you first.
At Holman Law we aggressively advise and maneuver employees throughout the entire legal matter, including assistance with reporting the employer’s misconduct. If you were retaliated against for whistleblowing or have information that might qualify you as a whistleblower, call us at (212) 481-1336 or contact us online.