Discovering that your employer has engaged in illegal activities places you in an extremely uncomfortable position. Blowing the whistle on your company or colleagues may be a difficult decision, but it is the right one. Whether you have already reported the crime or are thinking of doing so, it is important to remember that there are laws in place which safeguard you from employee retaliation.
Most recently, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 was enacted. This law protects employees who report fraudulent activities, regulatory violations or securities violations of a company that is subject to SEC regulations. In addition, the Federal Civil False Claims Act contains a qui tam provision which allows an individual to bring a legal action against any party who attempts to defraud the federal government.
Protecting Whistleblowers From Unfair Retaliation In The State Of Texas
If your employer has pressured you to commit or cover up a crime, or if you have been fired or retaliated against for reporting illegal activities, Kennard Law, P.C., can help. Facing your employer in a lawsuit can seem intimidating, whether you are employed at a small business or a large multinational firm. Our lawyers have a comprehensive and detailed knowledge of whistleblower laws and are tenacious in their prosecution of your case. Founding attorney Alfonso Kennard Jr. is both board-certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and will use this advanced training to create a legal strategy for your claim. Whatever your legal goals are when bringing a whistleblower lawsuit, we are dedicated to fighting for your rights, and applaud your brave and moral decision to do the right thing.
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