Types of Whistleblower Actions:
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.
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.
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.
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 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.