A whistleblower is a public employee who reports a government employer for performing any illegal activity. A whistleblower can work in any industry like the the city, county government, or a school district. If there were any unlawful events, or a company knowingly failed to follow the law, a whistleblower can come forward and report them to law enforcement. If you have been retaliated against or terminated for reporting an employer's unlawful or criminal activity, a lawyer can help build and fight your case.
Types of Illegal Activity in the Workplace Includes:
• Illegal billing- A government agency knowingly bills for services they never provided.
• Tax fraud or tax evasion- An employer can avoid paying any sales, IRS, or employee taxes.
• Bribes- An employer that convinces others to do something unlawful in return for money.
• Lying to a government agency- It may be unlawful for a government entity to mislead or provide false reports to the public or a regulatory agency. Examples of such agencies include OSHA, FDA, EEOC, TWC, TEA or the IRS.
How Can a Whistleblower Lawyer Help Me?
Whistleblowers are protected by Texas laws and should report any unlawful activity to law enforcement as soon as possible. A skilled whistleblower lawyer understands what is needed to protect your interests as you hold your company accountable. An experienced lawyer can give you information about all the protections you have in a whistleblower case, including protection against termination, demotion, harassment, or other types of retaliation from your employer.
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