Representation In Whistleblower Cases
A “whistleblower” is someone who exposes an employer’s wrongdoing to the public or to someone higher up in the organization. There are several factors that must be considered if you suspect your employer of engaging in illegal activity, which is why seeking legal guidance is essential if you believe you have a whistleblower case.
At the Law Office of Jose G. Gonzalez, our attorneys have more than 35 years of combined experience handling employment law matters throughout the Rio Grande Valley and South Texas. To schedule an initial consultation with our lawyers, call 956-731-4324.
Who Can Act As A Whistleblower?
The federal False Claims Act enables any person to file a lawsuit on the government’s behalf if an organization is using government funds in a way that is fraudulent. The whistleblower is entitled to a portion of any funds that are recovered as part of a lawsuit. A whistleblower may be a current employee of the company that is acting fraudulently, a former employee, a competitor, a subcontractor and even private citizens.
The government has an interest in learning about instances of fraud or wrongdoing. It has provided certain protections for workers who expose illegal activity. Whistleblowers cannot be harassed, demoted, terminated or have any other type of adverse employment action taken against them for exposing wrongdoing.
Contact Our Law Firm In Texas To Learn More
If you believe your company is violating the law, you should seek legal advice about how best to proceed. To schedule an appointment to discuss your case, call 956-731-4324. You may also contact us online and we will respond to your message promptly. From our office location in McAllen, we serve clients throughout the Rio Grande Valley and South Texas.