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

businessman in black suit hiding face behind sign whistle blower 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 someone who reports activities that they believe are unethical or illegal. In the legal sense, a whistleblower can be anyone who exposes information that is considered confidential or secret in nature. This person usually works for an organization and seeks to bring attention to potential wrongdoing within their company or institution. Whistleblowers often face significant challenges when reporting this type of information. Many companies do not want these allegations to become public knowledge and may take legal action against those who speak out about critical issues. However, whistleblowing serves a vital role in society by helping keep companies accountable for their actions and ensuring that workers can feel safe bringing concerns forward without fear of reprisal from their employers.

How Is a Whistleblower Protected From the Law?

There are several laws in place that aim to protect whistleblowers from retaliation:

  • The Whistleblower Protection Act was passed by Congress in 1989. This law aims to provide safeguards for federal employees who wish to report misconduct or wrongdoing within their workplace.
  • Colorado has enacted whistleblower legislation that provides protection for workers at private companies as well.
  • There are also several federal and state laws that prohibit retaliation against whistleblowers, such as discrimination and wrongful termination claims.

By working with an experienced attorney, you can take the steps necessary to protect yourself from whistleblower retaliation lawsuits that may impact your career and your life.

Learn More About Your Rights and Protect Yourself From Whistleblower Retaliation

If you believe that you have experienced retaliation or mistreatment from your employer due to whistleblowing, it is critical to seek legal advice as soon as possible. Attorney James H. Shoemaker, Jr. has years of experience helping clients navigate this arena of the legal field. If you are interested in a free consultation with our team, call 888-838-4336 to request time to discuss your current legal situation.

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