Employees who report illegal actions of their employers and/or refuse to engage in illegal actions at work, and/or threaten to report wrongdoing, may be entitled to protection under various whistleblower laws. Whistleblower employees may report fraud or illegal activity concerning a wide range of activities, including, for example, pharmaceutical promotion, healthcare, financial fraud and government contract fraud.
A variety of state and federal laws protect whistleblower activity including: the Pennsylvania Whistleblower Law, 43 P.S. § 1421; the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (“CEPA”); Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002; the False Claims Act; the Dodd-Frank Act; Occupational Health and Safety Act (“OSHA”).
Bell & Bell LLP attorneys have successfully handled hundreds of workplace discrimination and harassment cases, many of which included claims of whistleblower retaliation.
Determining whether to pursue a legal claim is an important decision. You should be aware of your rights and prepared to take action if your rights are violated. Bell & Bell LLP offers free initial consultations, and we will take the time necessary to understand your situation and concerns.
If you have questions about legal protections given to whistleblowers, you should seek immediate legal assistance. For a consultation with a lawyer at Bell & Bell LLP regarding the whistleblower rights, call 215.569.2500 or contact us online.