When a company or government entity breaks the law, employees have the right to stand up for what is right, and the law protects these people, known as whistleblowers, from retaliation by employers. If you’ve faced retaliation for revealing wrongdoing by your employer in the form of fraud, corruption or other illegal activity, Arthur Kim Law Firm will represent your rights. We will stand up for you and seek the monetary damages or injunctive relief you deserve.
California and federal law protects employees who report their employer’s unlawful activity and provides protection from retaliation. The Whistleblower Protection Act protects federal employees who report the possible existence of an activity that violates law, rules or regulations. It also protects those who claim federal government mismanagement, gross waste of funds, abuse of authority or actions that present a “substantial and specific danger” to public health and safety. The False Claims Act includes a qui tam provision, which allows a private citizen with knowledge of fraud against the government to initiate a lawsuit and share in the government’s recovery of damages. The Sarbanes–Oxley Act of 2002 and the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act have whistleblower provisions as well.
While reporting employers’ misdeeds is the right thing to do, it’s essential to have a lawyer in your corner to protect your interests and guide you through the process. We will take the time to listen to your concerns and answer all of your questions.
Many types of actions can cause a person to be considered a whistleblower, including:
We are familiar with the laws that protect whistleblowers from employer retaliation, which may take the form of job loss, demotion, pay cuts, and other adverse actions. We will fight in and out of the courtroom to protect your rights while we seek the remedy you deserve.
Qui tam law allows an individual to sue in the name of the federal government for violations of federal law, such as misuse of federal funding. The individual who brings the lawsuit can then share in the financial recovery if the government is awarded damages.
If you are successful in your lawsuit, you may be entitled to up to 30 percent of the monetary award. At Arthur Kim Law Firm, we have both the knowledge and background to handle your case and will work to assert your rights and ensure you receive the remedy you are entitled to.