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New York Whistleblower Lawyers

When you become aware of wrongdoing in the workplace, it can be difficult to know when and how to come forward and report the violations you have witnessed.

You shouldn’t have to worry about your job’s security for doing the right thing and reporting violations. Contact Filippatos PLLC, for protection if you need to blow the whistle on dirty activity.

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What is Whistleblowing in the Workplace?

People often fear that if they expose their employer’s unlawful activity, they will face consequences.

The term whistleblowing refers to practices by law enforcement in the 19th century, who used whistles to alert other police of wrongdoing or the public of danger. In today’s world, whistleblowing refers to reporting wrongdoing in business.

Common examples of dangerous or illegal behavior that could be reported by a whistleblower include corrupt behavior like embezzlement or improper use of shareholder or company assets.

There are methods for a whistleblower to use to report violations, like:

  • Internal channels: an employee can report a coworker’s or superior’s misconduct within their company using anonymous reporting techniques, like a hotline
  • External channels: an employee reports misconduct to someone or an entity outside of their organization, like taking corruption allegations to lawyers or the media
  • Third-party channels: a secure group hired to oversee reports of misconduct of a company by employees

Public vs Private Sector Reporting

There is a difference between reporting misconduct in the private or public sectors.

When an employee blows the whistle in the private sector, they generally are reporting smaller cases, but there are instances of human rights violations or employee exploitations.

Public sector whistleblowers tend to report on misconduct of elected officials or organizations.

Facilitating Protection for Whistleblowers

We counsel clients, both before and after they file a complaint, on their options and the potential consequences of them blowing the whistle (to their employer or externally).

We are well-versed in a variety of workplace laws—federal (Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) of 2002the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, and the False Claims Act (FCA) of 1986), state, and local—that protect employees against being discharged, demoted, suspended, threatened, harassed or otherwise mistreated for complaining about or reporting certain unlawful activities or circumstances.

Call a White Plains, NY Whistleblower Protection Attorney

Filippatos PLLC advocates for employees who have been illegally retaliated against for reporting misconduct or issues of concern in the workplace including discrimination, financial wrongdoing, misappropriation of government funds, public health issues, and patient mistreatment or abuse.

If you are aware of unlawful behavior occurring in your workplace and are not sure how to complain, or are facing retaliation because you did complain, Filippatos PLLC’s team of experienced whistleblower attorneys is ready to hear your claim and help you secure justice.

Filippatos PLLC is Dedicated to Protecting You Against Retaliation

If you are seeking whistleblower protection from retaliation, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our firm is based in New York City but we practice across New York including the Greater Tri-State area of New Jersey and Connecticut, as well as Florida.

At Filippatos PLLC, we believe all individuals—from factory workers to boardroom executives—are entitled to dignity and respect. Our team of experienced whistleblower lawyers will fight hard to secure you the justice you deserve.

Please give us a call at 888-9-JOBLAW, send us a chat, fill out our online form, or schedule a free Zoom consultation so we may discuss the details of your case. We are committed to finding a compassionate, innovative, and successful solution that is right for you.