Whistleblower protection may be on your side.
Most people don’t think of themselves as whistleblowers. They don’t start out thinking they are going to disclose information that may be embarrassing or damaging to their companies or colleagues.
Most people are just trying to do their jobs.
The decision to disclose important information – internally or outside the company – or to challenge wrongdoing is often made gradually. As you watch shortcuts, cheating and law breaking happen over and over, you may find yourself feeling a need to speak out.
Still, the truth is, you may be reluctant to speak out. It’s not easy to upset managers, or to cost the company money. Even when your very job is audit or oversee company operations, you may find yourself hesitating.
Perhaps you’ve seen how employees who raised similar issues were treated. Maybe chastised openly, demoted or fired. Or, maybe more subtlely marginalized until they become unhappy, less productive and are fired or leaves.
Even the most resolved person might hesitate when faced with the possible consequences. There are no easy answers when “whistleblowing” situations develop. But there is help. The lawyers and staff at Mehri & Skalet are ready to walk you through your whistleblower protection options. We can help you determine if what you’ve seen is wrongdoing, and whether reporting is protected and might entitle you to an award. We’ve helped hundreds of people who, like you, are either thinking of blowing the whistle or have already done so.