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Whistleblower Lawyers

Whistleblower Attorney in Milwaukee Wi.

Whistleblower cases are complex and many of the laws protecting whistleblowers have very short filing deadlines. Therefore it is important to get quality legal representation as soon as possible. Carroll Law Firm, SC focuses its entire legal practice on representing employees, professionals and executives. Loyalties will never be divided because the firm does not represent employers.

Attorney Douglas J. Carroll, Jr., the founder and managing attorney at Carroll Law Firm, SC has the knowledge and experience to peel back the layers of management-speak and get at the truth. He has the skill and tenacity to effectively fight for justice regardless of the size and recourses of the employer or the law firm they hire.

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During the Free Initial Assessment we will discuss the basic facts of your situation, potential legal issues to explore in greater detail and your options for legal representation.
Milwaukee Area Whistleblower Attorney

Milwaukee Whistleblower Attorney

Milwaukee Whistleblower Attornies There are numerous state and federal laws designed to encourage whistleblowing by employees and protect them from retaliation when they do. Thus whistleblowing and retaliation are closely tied.

Whistleblowing is the protected activity an employee may choose to engage in and retaliation is an unlawful response by an employer to an employee's whistleblowing activity.

Accordingly, if you are a whistleblower and believe you have been retaliated against we encourage you to browse both this page and our retaliation page.

Whistleblower Statutes

The following is a list of common whistleblower statutes. It is not exhaustive. If you believe you have been retaliated against by your employer for whistleblowing, contact Carroll Law Firm, SC today.

  • False Claims Act - The false claims act is a federal law designed to combat fraud against the federal government. The qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act allow private citizens to file actions on behalf of the government and recover an award of between 15 and 30 percent of what the government recovers from the defendant. Employees who file qui tam actions under the false claims act are protected from retaliation.
  • Sarbanes-Oxley - The Sarbanes-Oxley act protects employees of publicly traded companies and employees of private companies that contract with publicly traded companies for making disclosures the employee reasonably believes to be related to fraud against shareholders. The law is quite broad. If you are an employee of a publicly traded company or a company that contracts with publicly traded companies and have been discharged after complaining about or reporting wrongdoing contact Carroll Law Firm, SC to learn if you are protected under the anti-retaliation provisions of Sarbanes-Oxley.
  • Dodd-Frank - The Dodd-Frank Act added whistleblower protections to federal securities and commodities trading law. Generally, employees who provide information to the SEC, assist in SEC investigations or make disclosures that are required or protected under Sarbanes-Oxley are protected from retaliation. In many instances an employee is protected provided he or she reasonably believes there was a possible violation of securities law and reported that information to his or her employer or the SEC. Employees who provide original information to the SEC may be entitled to an award of between 10 and 30 percent of the amount recovered by the government.
  • Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA) - The law protects whistleblowers who complain about unsafe or unhealthy working conditions to their employers, OSHA or other government agencies.
  • Health Care Workers - The law protects health care workers who make internal and external reports of anything the employee reasonably believes may be a violation of the law or of a standard of care.
  • FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) - Protects employees who report violations of the Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act or refuse to engaged in a practice that violates the Act.
  • Clean Air Act (CAA) - Protects employees who reports violations regarding emissions.
  • Energy Reorganization Act (ERA) - Protects employees of operators, applicants, contractors and subcontractors of nuclear power plants who report violations of or refuse to engage in violations of the ERA or Atomic Energy Act.
  • Safe Drinking Water Act - Protects employees who report alleged violations relating to any water actually or potentially designated for drinking.
  • Aviation - The Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st (AIR21) protects employees or air carriers, contractors and subcontractors who report violations related to aviation safety.
  • Trucking - The Surface Transportation Assistance Act (STAA) protects truck drivers and other employees who report violations or refuse to violate regulations related to the safety of commercial motor vehicles.

Retaliatory Actions

Whistleblowers who engage in protected activity are protected from retaliatory acts which include:
  • Discharge
  • Discipline
  • Demotion
  • Poor performance evaluations
  • Transfer
  • Reduction in hours or pay
  • Refusing to promote

Milwaukee Employment Whistleblower Attorney

Milwaukee Whistleblower Lawyer

If you believe you are the victim of unlawful retaliation in the workplace because you blew the whistle on improper or illegal conduct, contact Carroll Law Firm, SC, a Milwaukee Whistleblower Law Firm that will work tirelessly to advocate for your employee rights. When you contact us you will speak directly to an attorney. In our first communication we provide a free initial assessment of your case and in most cases you will be invited to come to our office for a more detailed consultation. We will listen to you and elicit important facts so that we may conduct a meticulous evaluation of your situation. You will get sound, straightforward legal advice about your rights, a considered evaluation of your entire situation, an explanation of your options for legal representation beyond the initial conference and we will begin to develop a comprehensive legal strategy tailored to accomplishing your goals and obtaining results for you.

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