Whistleblowers play a vital role in discovering and prosecuting illegal acts such as fraud in our economy. Therefore, it is crucial to ensure whistleblowers can come forward with the confidence that state and federal laws will protect them from retaliation.
Fortunately, many laws protect whistleblowers who uncover misdeeds such as fraud, wage theft, and discrimination, including:
- OSHA whistleblower protections
- MIOSHA workplace safety enforcement
- Michigan Whistleblower Protection Act
- Discharge in breach of public policy common law protections
- False Claims Act
- Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
- IRS whistleblower protections
- Affordable Care Act protections for healthcare whistleblowers
Other industry-specific laws protect some workers or cover specific types of violations. A knowledgeable employment law attorney can help you protect your rights under all whistleblower protection laws.
Act Quickly to Protect Your Legal and Financial Interests
Each source of protection has its legal limits, administrative or procedural processes, and applicable reporting deadlines – some as short as 30 days. If you are a whistleblower, it is crucial to move quickly with the help of experienced counsel who understands how to navigate the justice system for your benefit. Contact us today for a consultation.