When the business you represent engages in fraudulent or criminal activities, you have the right to notify authoritative powers. The government relies on brave whistleblowers to expose corruption and unethical behavior, particularly when it involves the unlawful procurement of money or the avoidance of government payments. As a whistleblower, you have the option of delivering the information to authority figures within your corporation or to outside sources including law enforcement and the media.
Contact Elizabeth A. Citrin, P.C. before you make any big decisions. When you retain the services of Attorney Elizabeth A. Citrin, you can take comfort in knowing she will provide helpful legal counsel and protect you from the consequences of corporate retaliation. Attorney Elizabeth A. Citrin is committed to protecting your rights against the interests of big companies.
If your corporation is currently engaging in illegal or fraudulent activities and you plan on whistleblowing, contact us at (251) 202-3374.
Historically, whistleblowers have been subject to harsh penalties for their uprightness. Laws have since been made to protect whistleblowers, making it illegal for a business to retaliate against a whistleblowing employee. While Alabama law strictly follows the at-will employment doctrine, meaning an employer may terminate an employee so long as it doesn’t violate statutory exception, it also passed the State Employment Act which protects employees who report legal violations. In the United States, Whistleblowers are also protected under The False Claims Act. When you file a report against your employer, they are legally forbidden from retaliating against you.
Illegal retaliations include:
- Denying benefits
- Pay cuts
- Wage withholding
As a whistleblower, you are permitted to file a suit on behalf of the government. In this circumstance, you will be able to collect a percentage of any financial proceeds recovered during the settlement, and the entity that committed the fraud will reimburse your legal fees. You will need legal counsel if you plan to file a suit.
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If you have any questions regarding the reporting of illegal corporate activity, the laws protecting whistleblowers, or how to file a suit against your fraudulent corporation, contact Attorney Elizabeth A. Citrin. From the very first consultation until the final settlement, we will handle your case with compassion and tenacity. We are here to represent you and your best interests.
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