New York Whistleblower Protections
Whistleblowers expose dangerous or illegal corporate activity, including fraud that costs taxpayers millions. In New York, the capital of the financial services industry, whistleblowers play a vital role in enforcing the law. If you’re considering blowing the whistle on a corporation, reach out to a NY whistleblower lawyer to protect your rights.
People who act as whistleblowers have protections under several different federal laws. The Dodd-Frank Act, for example, protects whistleblowers who report violations of securities and commodities laws. These whistleblowers can receive up to 30 percent of the government recovery. In 2017, for example, one whistleblower received over $20 million. A NY whistleblower lawyer can help ensure you receive any financial rewards owed for acting as a whistleblower.
If you act as a whistleblower and report fraud or illegal activities, you have legal protections.
Whistleblower laws protect people from retaliation, such as being fired for acting as a whistleblower. Those who experience whistleblower retaliation after filing under the False Claims Act, for instance, can receive double back pay with interest, front pay, and compensation for damages.
However, many whistleblower laws include a short statute of limitations for retaliation. Some Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) statutes of limitations are as short as 30 days, making it vital to reach out to a NY whistleblower lawyer as soon as possible after experiencing retaliation.
Learn more about protections for whistleblowers:
- Financial Industry Whistleblower
- Fraud Against the Government Whistleblower
- Public Health and Safety Whistleblower
In New York, whistleblowers help the government stop fraud, protect the public from dangerous corporate practices, and ensure that Wall Street follows financial regulations. Whistleblower lawyers protect the rights of whistleblowers, including those who experience whistleblower retaliation.
Charles Joseph, a NY whistleblower lawyer with over 20 years of experience, offers free, confidential consultations. Contact Charles Joseph to protect your rights as a whistleblower.