Whistleblower Protection Act: A General Overview
The term ‘whistleblower’ refers to someone who recognizes unethical or illegal behavior and reports it to the applicable authorities. In the corporate world, employees who blow the whistle on illegal or unethical activities are often treated unfairly. Employees who act as whistleblowers often find themselves subject to the unfair retaliation of their corporate superiors. It is a simple fact that no one should lose their job or face any type of retaliatory disciplinary action because of their cooperation with a legal investigation of their superiors.
There are actually many ways in which corporate superiors take action against whistleblowers in their companies to not only get revenge on them but to also discourage future whistleblowers from coming forward. Corporate superiors will often seek retaliation and fire the employee, suspend their employee or threaten them and harass the employee in such a way that they believe that their job is jeopardy because they spoke the truth to investigators. The law passed in the late 1980’s, the Whistleblower Protection Act, was created just to counteract these tendencies.
Under the Whistleblower Protection Act, as long as the whistleblower themselves is not doing something illegal, they are protected from retaliation of all forms from their superiors. Even if what the employer did turned out not to be criminal, the employee is still protected from any and all forms of retribution as long as they can reasonably prove that they thought the employer’s actions were illegal. Therefore, under the protections of the Whistleblower Protection Act, there is no reason why any employee should not come forward when they believe that their company superiors have broken the law.
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However, if you have been disciplined or fired unjustly for coming forward, you may have grounds under the Whistleblower Protection Act to file an official grievance. Grievances that are file by whistleblowers should be filed in federal courts. In the case of personal disagreements with their company superiors, whistleblower protections do not apply. What this means is that, those who are retaliated upon due to matters involving corporate politics can not file a complaint on grounds of whistleblower protections.
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If you believe that you have been unfairly treated by your employer because of information that you provided investigators concerning illegal activity you will need the help of an attorney who has a working understanding of the whistleblower laws. The best way to do this is to first search the Internet for more information about the Whistleblower Protection Act and other whistleblower protection laws that are designed to protect you from the retaliation of your company superiors. If you want to find more information about how you can file a grievance with an attorney based on your protections under the Whistleblower Protection Act all you have to do is perform an Internet search for information about whistleblower protection laws.by