What to Do Before Blowing the Whistle
Georgia Whistleblower Attorney Team Explains Retaliation and How To Protect Yourself
When people realize something wrong is happening, they want to do something about it if they can. However, the fear of drawing attention to themselves and becoming the target of retaliation can prevent them from taking a stand. Therefore, many potential whistleblowers choose to keep their mouths shut to protect themselves and their loved ones from unlawful employer retaliation, such as:
- Wrongful termination
- Unjustified promotion denial
- Workplace harassment, including verbal or physical threats or becoming the target of invasive surveillance
- Unwarranted negative employee evaluations or employment references
People should never have to suffer for doing what is right. Whistleblower attorney Kathy McArthur has spent over three decades protecting whistleblowers who have come forward to expose many types of fraud. At the McArthur Law Firm, we understand how frightening it can be to speak out against your employer. You fear having to face a hostile work environment or losing your job and not being able to take care of your family.
Do not waste time with an inexperienced attorney when you can speak to Kathy McArthur and learn exactly what your rights and options are, including how she can protect you and your family and hold your employer accountable.
Can an Attorney Protect a Whistleblower from Retaliation?
A whistleblower lawsuit, which is also called a qui tam lawsuit, is extremely important to ensuring that government agencies and private companies are not able to take advantage of taxpayers and get away with it. Employees are often the first ones and, in some cases, the only ones who recognize when their employers are engaging in fraudulent activities.
In Georgia, there are laws in place to protect employees who report their employers’ fraudulent activities from retaliation and wrongful termination. These laws include the State False Medicaid Claims Act and Georgia Taxpayer Protection False Claims Act (also known as the Qui Tam False Claims Act). The experienced whistleblower lawyers at the McArthur Law Firm know how to use whistleblower protection laws to ensure that employees who blow the whistle on their employers are:
- Not made to suffer retaliation or wrongful termination for it
- Able to receive compensation for any damages they endure from exposing their employer’s fraudulent activities
Talk to Our Experienced Whistleblower Attorney in Macon, Georgia
Do not attempt to blow the whistle on your employer without the guidance of an experienced whistleblower attorney. While this is hopefully your first and last time in this situation, the whistleblower lawyers at McArthur Law Firm have successfully handled these types of cases before. We can protect you and your family and ensure your employer is held accountable. Do not put your life in the hands of an inexperienced attorney. All it takes is one mistake and you could lose your job and even face legal penalties for making false claims.
Contact our whistleblower law firm to schedule a confidential consultation with an experienced whistleblower lawyer today. We will examine your situation, answer your questions and explain your rights and best options going forward. In addition, there is no obligation to hire us. Fill out our online contact form or call us at 1-888-WE-FIGHT, or if you live outside of Georgia, call (478) 238-6600 to set up a consultation today.