Kansas City Whistleblower Protection Attorneys

Types of Whistleblower Activities

Types of Whistleblower Actions:

What is Whistleblower Protection?

There are numerous state and federal laws to protect whistleblowers, (typically employees with inside information about a company’s wrongdoing), from retaliation from their employer in the form of wrongful discharge. These laws, both statutory and common law, can be difficult to understand, so it is critical to retain skilled and experienced attorneys to explain your rights, and get you the best representation possible.

Protected Activities Under Whistleblower Laws

Whistleblowers are generally protected from a wide range of different types of disclosures, including disclosing information to executives in the company, as was governmental authorities. These disclosures often cover violations of law, mismanagement, wastefulness, overreaching authority, or dangers to the public at large, specifically their health or safety.

What Protection Does a Whistleblower Receive?

Most whistleblower protection laws prohibit employers from terminating, demoting, reassigning, or failing to promote a whistleblower. These laws also typically restrict an employer from taking discriminatory action that can negatively impact the employee from further whistleblower activity.

Recovery for Whistleblowers

Under many whistleblower protection laws a whistleblower can recover back wages, future lost wages, litigation costs, compensatory damages and attorneys fees. Under different types of whistleblower laws, employees can also recover bounties or punitive damages which can far exceed their individual salary.

Learn More or Request a Free Consultation with Our Kansas City Whistleblower Attorneys

Learn more below about types of whistleblower lawsuits. Contact the Kansas City whistleblower attorneys of Brady & Associates for a free, confidential evaluation of your case: call (913) 696-0925 or complete our online information form. Based in Overland Park near Kansas City, we represent whistleblowers in Kansas, Missouri, and elsewhere.

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

The United States Code (15 USC §78dd-1 et seq.) contains the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), which was enacted as an amendment to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“SEC”). The rules of the act are divided into two components. The… Read More

QUI TAM

A Qui Tam action is brought by an individual with specific information that the government is being defrauded. Typically this individual is an employee with inside information of the Company’s practices that the general public has no knowledge… Read More

Medicare Fraud / Stark Amendment

An amendment to the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1989, known as the Stark Amendment, makes it unlawful for any physician to refer a patient for medical care at a facility in which the doctor has a financial interest. Read More

Tax Fraud Whistleblower

Whistleblowers that identify fraud for the IRS can receive a substantial reward. An individual can receive a monetary award from 15% to 30% of the total amount recovered by the government. Typically, to qualify for an award of this type, the IRS must… Read More

SEC Whistleblowers

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act gives the SEC authority to reward whistleblowers who report fraud to the SEC . A whistleblower can receive a reward for disclosing “original information” of an unlawful activity, leadi… Read More

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