Can I Get Whistleblower Protection?

by Isaac Benmergui, Esq on October 2, 2017

 Can I Get Whistleblower Protection? Can I Get Whistleblower Protection?

If you believe you have evidence of wrong doing at your company and need to blow the whistle, you need to prepare before you do anything. First, you need to have evidence of wrongdoing. You need to be able to prove not just that your employer is doing something morally objectionable, but specific actions that are covered under whistleblower laws, including defrauding the government, violating securities or commodities laws, or harming employees or the general public.

Second, you need to document, document, document. It’s not a bad idea to take what you know to an employment attorney and ask them what evidence is needed to prove such a claim. Additionally, this evidence must be original. That is, it can’t be something anyone in the public might have heard or seen. However, that’s doesn’t mean the fraud must be something you have witnessed personally. The evidence simply must be something not accessible to the public.

Fourth, and this is important, you need to be the first person to file your claim. Although multiple whistleblowers can file together, you can’t file a claim after someone else has already reported similar wrongdoing.

Lastly, you need to confirm you are within the statue of limitations for your claim, which varies by violation. Some claims must be filed within 6 years, others only get 3, and other vary by your state and local laws.

Call Miami Employment Lawyer Isaac Benmergui at 305.397.8547 and set up a no charge, no obligation consultation to discuss your case. We have over a decade of experience handling Employment Law and Civil Litigation cases throughout Miami and South Florida, and will use our expertise to help your case to the best of our abilities.

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