If you or someone you know has been terminated from a company by which they are working because they exposed the malpractices of the company, that falls under the category of whistleblowing. The employer cannot arbitrarily terminate the employee because of that. If this happens, you need to consult with an experienced corporate whistleblower attorney.
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DO YOU HAVE LEGAL CONCERNS?
Whistleblowing is when an employee speaks up concerning the fraudulent or wrongful conduct of the company. For instance, you have been deemed a whistleblower when you report unethical practices. The company is cooking the books, producing dangerous, faulty, and mislabeled products, engaging in securities fraud, tax fraud, etc. Employers are prohibited from firing the employee when the latter is blowing a whistle.
There are numerous laws enacted in Texas which serve as legal protection for whistleblowers in the company. For instance, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 provides protections to employees who will try to expose the unlawful actions of the company, subject to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
If the employer terminated you from the company for reporting their illegal acts, or simply exercising your constitutionally and statutorily guaranteed rights, you could sue them for wrongful termination. The process is as follows:
A lawyer can help you formulate the best strategy to defend and vindicate your rights. It can be through negotiation with the employer, filing a lawsuit against the government agency, or going to the competent court.
If you want to sue the company for wrongful termination in violation of the Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower protections. In that case, you must file the initial complaint to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
How much you might receive if you win a whistleblowing or retaliation case will always depend on the merits of your claims. Generally, the winning employee can ask for damages for:
The abuses and unlawful practices inside where you are working are indeed frustrating. It would be best to keep in mind that your job and your finances are at stake once this happens. In cases when your employer abused its discretion of terminating you, don't hesitate to look for an expert corporate whistleblower attorney – you should look for experienced, reputable, and dedicated.
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