Exceptional Representation for Whistleblowers
Reporting a company’s illegal actions by becoming a whistleblower can take a lot of courage, as whistleblowers can risk their reputations, careers and even income to stand up for what is right.
At Koron & Podolsky, LLP, our Sherman Oaks attorneys are experienced at representing whistleblowers, helping them stand up to even large, intimidating companies in their pursuit of justice. Offering big-firm resources coupled with small-firm personal service, our lawyers have the experience, skills and insight you can rely on for effective legal advocacy and superior representation moving forward.
More than 20 federal laws1 protect whistleblowers, providing them with the right to engage in certain “protected activities” without fear of adverse action or retaliation. These protected activities include (but are not necessarily limited to):
- Initiating a whistleblower case against a company
- Participating or assisting in the investigation of a whistleblower case
- Testifying in a whistleblower case.
Adverse actions that are illegal for employers to take against whistleblowers can include (but may not be limited to):
- Refusing to hire job applicants who have a filed a whistleblower case against a past employer
- Demoting, laying off or firing whistleblowers
- Passing over whistleblowers for promotions, training opportunities and/or certain benefits
- Assigning whistleblowers to unfavorable job duties and/or work schedules
- Harassing whistleblowers or subjecting them to a hostile work environment.
Whistleblower Cases: More Important Information
- Types of whistleblower cases – Whistleblower cases can take various forms, as they can involve allegations that a company has violated OSHA regulations, has committed wage violations, has engaged in fraud or has even defrauded the federal government. The type of claim a whistleblower has can impact the options for proceeding and moving that claim forward.
- Potential remedies –Successful whistleblower cases can result in compensation that is between 15 and 30 percent of funds recovered by the government. Additional damages may be available in some cases.
Contact a Sherman Oaks Whistleblowing Attorney at Koron & Podolsky, LLP
If you are ready to blow the whistle on an employer or business, contact a Sherman Oaks whistleblowing attorney at Koron & Podolsky, LLP to find out more about your best options for proceeding.
Known for our tireless dedication to our clients, our lawyers are exceptional litigators who are committed to protecting our clients’ rights and advancing their interests through all phases of litigation.
Call us today at (818) 380-3077 or email us using the contact form on this page for more information about your potential case and how to proceed. From Sherman Oaks, our lawyers provide superior representation to people throughout Los Angeles County, Orange County, Ventura County, and the state of California.
1: According to the U.S. Department of Labor