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Los Angeles Whistleblowing Attorney

No employee ever expects to be in a situation where they have to make a complaint about fraudulent or illegal activity on the part of their employer. However, if you or somebody you love this is a situation where you must come forward to make a report, you should be protected. At Rise Law Firm, our Los Angeles whistleblower attorneys have vast experience handling these cases. We will protect you against retaliation and work to ensure you are treated fairly. You may even be eligible for compensation depending on what type of whistleblower claim you are making.

Choose Rise Law Firm to help with this case

When you are going through an employment issue as serious as whistleblowing, you need a team with vast experience handling these matters on your side. Rise Law Firm is ready to help.

  • We have represented individuals from all walks of life and at all levels of employment, from chief executives of companies to minimum wage employees who need protection.
  • We have a reputation for success, and have secured millions of dollars in compensation through favorable settlements and verdicts for clients.
  • We are well-regarded by both our clients and our peers. Our firm has secured more positive reviews than any other firm in the state, and our work is consistently recognized by other legal professionals as exemplary.

How will an attorney help a whistleblower?

Whistleblowing cases can become incredibly complex, and they often involve allegations of illegal activity that could be pinpointed on the employee making the complaint. Because of this, it is vital that a skilled Los Angeles whistleblower attorney help handle every aspect of the case.

An attorney will be responsible for conducting a thorough investigation into the incident. This will include working with the court system to obtain all documents to prove the claims made by the whistleblower. An attorney will handle all negotiations on behalf of their client in an effort to reach a positive conclusion and to secure any applicable compensation.

Why do whistleblower laws exist?

Whistleblower laws are important because they allow employees who know about illegal or fraudulent activities to come forward while ensuring that they have protection. California has incredibly strong whistleblower laws in place. These protections extend to workers:

  • Who come forward to police or other authorities about illegal activities (or suspected illegal activities) on the part of their employer.
  • Who make reports to their direct supervisors or internal watchdogs as well as those who make reports to state regulatory agencies or commissions conducting investigations.
  • Who do not work directly with an employer, such as third party contractors, but have knowledge of illegal or fraudulent activity.

Some of the most common reasons an employee may come forward are because they have knowledge of or have witnessed:

  • Violations of state labor laws
  • Unsafe working conditions
  • Discrimination or harassment in the workplace
  • Knowledge of illegal dumping or pollution

In some situations, an employee may know about employer fraud (qui tam claims). This could include securities and stock fraud, tax fraud, Medicare or Medicaid fraud, and more. For these claims, the whistleblower may be entitled to compensation based on a portion of the monies recovered by the government due to the claim being made.

How much compensation can you get for this case?

If you know about illegal or fraudulent activity that is being committed by an employer, you need to seek legal assistance immediately. At Rise Law Firm, we fully understand the protections afforded to whistleblowers under both state and federal law. Our team is ready to ensure you are treated fairly throughout this process by your employer and by governmental authorities. We will work ensure you receive any compensation you may be entitled to, including:

  • Any unpaid wages
  • Court costs and legal fees
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Compensation afforded in certain whistleblower cases (qui tam claims)
  • Possible punitive damages against the employer involved

If you need a Los Angeles whistleblower, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 310-728-6588.