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Defense Contractor Fraud: Why Whistleblowers Are So Important

With billions of dollars worth of active defense contracts for the U.S. military, it’s no surprise that the result is fierce competition. Unfortunately, this competitive landscape sometimes leads to fraudulent practices by defense contractors. In these cases, whistleblowers are essential for bringing these crimes to the government’s attention. But it’s equally important for those whistleblowers …

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What Is a Whistleblower and How Is a Whistleblower Protected From Retaliation Through the Law?

Attorney James H. Shoemaker, Jr. is a Newport News, VA, attorney who works routinely with individuals who have been involved in a whistleblower case or retaliation. His years of experience ensure that you obtain the representation you need to protect yourself in the event of whistleblower retaliation successfully. What Is a Whistleblower? A whistleblower is …

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Retaliation Against Whistleblowers: 5 Subtle Signs You Are Being Retaliated Against

Whistleblowing is a high-stakes game. When you report misconduct, you are putting your job, reputation, and even your safety at risk. And unfortunately, retaliation against whistleblowers is all too common. According to a Global Business Ethics Survey, about one-third of whistleblowers experience retaliation.  Retaliation can take many forms, from verbal abuse to being passed over …

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4 Different Types of Whistleblower Retaliation You Might Encounter

Whistleblowers who report wrongdoing face retaliation from their employers. Retaliation can take many different forms, from demotion to firing. In this blog post, we’ll explore four types of retaliation that whistleblowers might encounter. Discharge Discharge is an act of whistleblower retaliation in which an employer terminates an employee for reporting misconduct. Employees who speak up …

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Protecting Your Identity as a Whistleblower

Whistleblowers play an important role in society by exposing corruption and wrongdoing. However, they often face risks such as retaliation, harassment, and even violence. This is why whistleblowers need to protect their identity. What’s whistleblowing? Whistleblowing is disclosing illegal or unethical behavior by individuals working in organizations. The term can also be used to refer …

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3 Famous Whistleblower Cases in America

Whistleblowers play an important role in exposing corruption and wrongdoing. Not everyone who raises a concern about a possible violation or engages in another protected activity makes headlines. However, some whistleblowers have exposed large-scale misconduct and egregious offenses resulting in massive fines. Most people are familiar with these whistleblower cases: Big tobacco: Jeffrey Wigand was …

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Are Whistleblowers Protected from Retaliation?

It is not always easy to do the right thing. The threat of retaliation is a significant concern for those upstanding individuals who bravely decide to speak up about injustices and misdeeds. Fortunately, various laws protect whistleblowers against retaliation and help them fight back. Whether you are worried about retaliation or are already experiencing it …

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