Four Things To Know About Filing A Whistleblower Claim
When you have evidence of wrongdoing, it can feel like a weight is on your shoulders. You may be daunted by the many laws that govern whistleblowing. You might be afraid of your employer retaliating against you in an effort to silence you. You might feel like you are up against a challenge that is much bigger than you – but you are not alone.
The Foster Group works to guide and advocate for whistleblowers, protecting your rights and your freedom. Lead attorney Troy P. Foster has served Arizona for decades and has the knowledge you need to come forward with confidence. With the right attorney by your side, you can protect yourself, your career and your future while still doing what is right.
1. It Can Be Important To Know The Law – Even Before You Report
The laws governing whistleblowers are designed to protect you, but they can also be difficult to navigate through. There are deadlines placed on filing your report. There are laws regarding confidential information and how that information can be disclosed. There are also laws with procedures that allow you to remain confidential, protecting your identity while the wrongdoing is investigated. Knowing these laws is the best way to ensure that you have taken the right steps to protect yourself.
One of the best ways to know the laws at play in your whistleblower case is to speak to a lawyer. An experienced attorney can help you navigate through the whistleblower reward programs available to you in order to protect you and your rights. Even if you have already reported wrongdoing, speaking to an attorney as soon as possible will allow you to protect yourself.
2. You Can Report Even If You Were A Part Of The Wrongdoing
If you were caught up in the fraud – even if you were unaware of the wrongdoing or if you were following instructions given to you by a supervisor – you may be afraid to report it.
The truth is that you can still report fraud. Because of your involvement, you may have information that is key to stopping fraud now and preventing it in the future. You may also be eligible to receive a financial reward for whistleblowing. It’s never too late to do what is right, and the law does offer you protection.
3. You Can Report Even If Your Evidence Involves Sensitive Information
Collecting evidence of fraud can involve sensitive information, and it is important to protect that information. There are, however, lawful ways to disclose this information if it is important evidence of wrongdoing. Your attorney can help you navigate through the exemptions available to you and protect yourself.
4. You Can Win, Protect Yourself And Even Benefit From Blowing The Whistle
Reporting wrongdoing can be daunting. You may be afraid of losing your job or even being charged with a crime yourself. However, that law does offer protection to those who report wrongdoing and fraud. There may even be monetary compensation available to you through reward programs if the information you offer is part of a successful enforcement action.
You’re Not On Your Own – Our Attorneys Will Stand With You
While it may seem difficult to report wrongdoing, working with an attorney can help you keep the law on your side. Contact The Foster Group through the firm’s online contact form or call 602-461-7990 to arrange for an initial consultation to discuss your claim with an experienced attorney.