There are acts of waste, fraud, and abuse that take place on the job and go unnoticed. If a crime is detected, it may be reported to the appropriate authorities. The person that reports this information is called a whistleblower. An individual that reports a crime on the job has certain rights under the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC). They offer their clients benefits under the Dobb-Frank Act that preserves their employment, retains their anonymity, and compensates the individual for their information. Fraud can impact the employees and the corporation causing damage to the people that have dedicated themselves to their employer.
A whistleblower is not always perceived as a hero. They’re considered as a snitch to some people. In fact, there have been some cases where an individual has been prosecuted for divulging company secrets. Unfortunately, not all whistleblowers are divulging information for the greater good of their employer. Some people do it for greed, retaliation, or out of bitterness. There are a number of people that have been able to get help from a SEC whistleblower attorney to help defend their rights. You’re permitted to receive 30 percent of every million collected from the Securities Exchange Commission along with a portion of everything that is collected from an outside agency including law enforcement.
An attorney knows what it takes to help you defend your rights. They have the knowledge and expertise in everchanging SEC laws. In fact, they’re knowledgeable in current SEC laws to help you properly defend your claim against your case and help you win in court. There are many instances where the whistleblower has won millions of dollars in the claim against employer retaliation. They have been able to keep their job too. The information that you report can also be held confidential to protect the employee with their future career opportunities with another company.
If you’re experiencing whistleblower retaliation, let an attorney fight for your rights. They will fight hard to get you the money that you deserve. They also understand the importance of your respect and anonymity. You’re encouraged to get a free consultation with a SEC whistleblower law firm to learn more about your rights today.