A number of federal and state laws protect whistleblowers from retaliation. Hardwick Benfer assists employees in navigating the thicket of interrelated laws to maximize the employee’s protection and possible recovery.
- New Jersey’s Conscientious Employee Protection Act provides extensive protection to employees who report violations of law or public policy.
- Pennsylvania employees who report misuse of government funds may be protected by the Pennsylvania Whistleblower Law and employees who object to other forms of wrongdoing may be protected by common law.
- The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) and The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act provide protection against retaliation for whistleblowers who report violations of federal law.
- The False Claims Act allows an employee or other person who reports a fraudulent claim committed upon the federal government to file suit and obtain a percentage of the amount of money that the wrongdoer defrauded from the government.