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Aggressive Defense For Employees Who Have Been Retaliated Against in New York

If you identify or suspect illegal behavior by your employer, including, without limitation, fraud, violations of securities, financial, banking, and health care regulations, or criminal conduct that affects the health or safety of the public, you may report such behavior to your employer or the appropriate authorities. Unfortunately, sometimes when an employee does the right thing, the employer does the wrong thing and unlawfully retaliates against the employee. Goldberg & Fliegel LLP represents employees who have been retaliated against as the result of their whistleblowing. We counsel employees about their rights and protections under various laws and can assert claims under different federal and state whistleblower laws.

Were you retaliated against for whistleblowing? Call Goldberg & Fliegel LLP at (646) 941-7845 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our whistleblower attorney in New York City!

Examples of Retaliation for Whistleblowing

Some ways that an employer could punish an employee for whistleblowing include:

  • Terminating or suspending an employee's employment
  • Demoting or transferring an employee to an undesirable position;
  • Giving an employee a bad performance review raises false criticisms of the employee;
  • Creating a hostile work environment for the employee, including through threats or verbal abuse;
  • Reducing the employee's work hours, compensation, and benefits;
  • Stripping the employee of job duties and responsibilities; and
  • Any other adverse employment action against an employee

Are Whistleblowers Protected?

Many federal and state laws protect whistleblowers including without limitation:

  • The United States Constitution;
  • The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (“SOX”), 18 U.S.C. § 1514A et seq.
  • Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 (“Dodd-Frank Act”), Pub. L. No. 111-203, 124 Stat. 1376 (2010)
  • The New York Legal Activities Law, N.Y. Lab. L. § 201-d
  • The New York State Whistleblower Law, N.Y. Lab. L. § 740
  • The New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act (“C.E.P.A.” or “N.J.C.E.P.A.”), N.J.S.A. § 34:19-1 et seq.
  • Statutes covered under O.S.H.A.’s Whistleblower Protection Program

Whistleblower Incentive Programs

Related statutes allow whistleblowers to pursue claims against a wrongdoer in the name of the government when the wrongdoer has defrauded the government:

These lawsuits are referred to as qui tam actions. Prevailing whistleblowers receive a percentage of monies recovered by the government.

Also, the Bounty Provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act award whistleblowers a percentage of monetary sanctions recovered by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in connection with violations of securities and commodities laws.

Contact Our Whistleblower Attorney In NYC

The team of attorneys at Goldberg & Fliegel has the experience to give you the legal representation you need to pursue your whistleblower claims and to recover monies under whistleblower incentive programs. We work with you in partnership every step of the way.

You can expect:

  • Quality legal representation
  • Customer service that places your needs first
  • Honest and straightforward legal advice
  • Over 50 years of collective experience

Contact Goldberg & Fliegel LLP to schedule a FREE telephone consultation with our whistleblower lawyer in New York City! Dial (646) 941-7845 now.

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  • Caring Legal Counsel

    Our attorneys have compassion for what you are going through.