Kansas City Whistleblower Attorneys

There are numerous state and federal laws to protect whistleblowers (typically employees with inside information about a company’s wrongdoing), from retaliation by their employer in the form of wrongful discharge — or other adverse employment actions. These laws, which have been established by both statute and the common law, can be difficult to understand. This is why it is critical to retain a skilled and experienced whistleblower attorney who can explain your rights and ensure you have the best representation possible.

Protected Activities Under Whistleblower Laws

Whistleblowers are generally protected from a wide range of different types of disclosures. This includes protection from disclosing information to Human Resources, executives in the company, and governmental authorities. These disclosures often concern violations of law, mismanagement misconduct, wastefulness, overreaching authority, or dangers to the public at large — specifically their health or safety.

What Protection Does a Whistleblower Receive?

Whistleblower protection laws are in place at both the state and federal levels. 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 whistleblower protection laws, a whistleblower may be entitled to 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 About Your Whistleblower Rights

If you have been treated unfairly or retaliated against for whistleblowing, you may be able to pursue a legal claim to recover your damages. Contact Brady & Associates today for a confidential consultation with a Kansas City whistleblower protection lawyer to learn more about your rights and remedies. Call (913) 696-0925 or complete our online information form.