Firm Statement Condemning Racism Learn More

Whistleblower Protection Attorneys

Have You Witnessed Illegal Practices At Work?

  • Have you witnessed healthcare fraud?
  • Have you uncovered illegal activity at your job place?
  • Is your company stealing from the U.S. Government by overcharging, double-billing, improperly billing or improperly coding?
  • Have you witnessed fraud against the Department of Defense?
  • Is your company committing SEC/Securities fraud?
  • Are you being punished or treated adversely because you had the courage to blow the whistle?

Whistleblowers play a valuable role in the government and the corporate world. Through uncovering fraud, they can save the government and everyday consumers enormous amounts of money and time. However, when companies hear about whistleblowers revealing unethical and improper practices taking place, there can often be significant (illegal) repercussions facing the whistleblower. Wrongful termination, retaliation, and hush money are just a few outlets that companies use to prevent a whistle from being blown. Therefore, the US government has established strong laws to protect whistleblowers and compensate them for taking the risk to uncover fraudulent behavior.

Federal Laws that Reward Whistleblowers

Below are five federal laws that reward whistleblowers, and they cover most areas of the American economy. These laws are:

  • The False Claims Act: aims to reward whistleblowers that expose fraud and dishonesty in government contracting
  • The Internal Revenue Act: aims to reward whistleblowers that expose tax fraud and underpayment of taxes
  • The Securities and Exchange Act: aims to reward whistleblowers for uncovering Wall Street fraud
  • The Commodity Exchange Act: aims to reward whistleblowers for revealing fraud in the commodities markets
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: aims to reward whistleblowers for exposing international bribery and improper internal control of spending in publicly traded corporations.

Whistleblower Protection Act

Thanks to Congress’ Whistleblower Protection Act, passed in 1989, whistleblowers are granted certain protections under the law. This act and the ones mentioned above were passed to encourage employees to report fraudulent behavior without fear of repercussion. Unfortunately, companies still attempt to stifle whistleblowers with hush money, and retaliation such as demotions, pay cuts, or layoffs. This is when whistleblowers need help.

Don’t Be Bullied Into Silence

If you have been brave enough to reveal unsafe, fraudulent, or deceitful practices within your company, you should not be punished.  If you are aware of unsafe, fraudulent, or deceitful practices within your company, but have not come forward, you need guidance.  In both instances, you deserve the protection that the law affords you. Do not stand by and be bullied into silence by your company.

Contact Whistleblower Attorney Cindra Dowd

We are experienced in whistleblower protections and litigation.  We are here to help you through the legal process of being a whistleblower.  Having a dedicated and experienced litigator on your side can help you gain back what you have lost through retaliation. If you have uncovered improper actions taking place in your company, do not hesitate to contact us so we can assist you in receiving the protection you deserve.

FREE CASE REVIEW







Personal Injury Lawyer Settlements & Verdicts
$5
MILLION
Defective Car Accident Death
Roanoke, Virginia
$3.5
MILLION
Maritime Barge Accident That Caused TBI
Richmond, Virginia
$2.5
MILLION
Carbon Monoxide Wrongful Death
Portsmouth, Virginia
$2
MILLION
Birth Injury Due To Medical Malpractice
Hampton, Virginia
$1.5
MILLION
Childhood Lead Poisoning Led to Brain Injury
Portsmouth, Virginia
top attorney rating badge
martindale-hubbell top rating
Richard Serpe best lawyers Norfolk
Richard Serpe Super Lawyers
Best Car Accident Lawyers in Norfolk
AAJ
NO LEGAL FEE
UNLESS WE SETTLE OR WIN YOUR CASE
We help people like you every day
Kelli S., Portsmouth, VA
He listened carefully to our concerns and gave us honest legal advice
My husband and I worked with Richard for the past year and had a wonderful experience. At our first meeting, he did not push us to sign anything or make
- Kelli S., Portsmouth, VA
Shaniqua J., Winchester, VA
Richard Serpe, and his staff did a thorough investigation into the dog owner
My 7-year-old daughter was outside playing with friends in front of our home when she was viciously attacked by our neighbor’s Rottweiler. The Rottweiler dug a hole under the fence,
- Shaniqua J., Winchester, VA
Angela Woodson, Richmond, VA
Richard Serpe was able to get an excellent recovery for my daughter
When my daughter suffered an injury from lead poisoning, I did not know where to turn. There did not seem to be many lawyers who could help. The landlord responsible
- Angela Woodson, Richmond, VA
Elizabeth C., Virginia Beach, VA
Thank you Richard Serpe and your firm
This firm has been beside us through the whole process from when we first found out that our home had been built with Chinese drywall until justice was served. They
- Elizabeth C., Virginia Beach, VA
Mikhal Taylor, Richmond Virginia
The people who work for him were always great to work with
Richard Serpe handled the case for my daughter for injuries she received over 10 years ago. The people who work for him were always great to work with! They responded
- Mikhal Taylor, Richmond Virginia
Allena A., Eastern Shore of VA
Such a wonderful group of people to have by your side
Such a wonderful group of people to have by your side! Genuinely cares and wants to help you and your family 🙂
- Allena A., Eastern Shore of VA
Melissa Baumann, Norfolk, VA
Richard acted as my advocate, my friend, my partner and my champion
Within seconds of meeting with Richard Serpe, he identified a number of potential mistakes I was making – many of which could have been quite costly. Throughout the entire process,
- Melissa Baumann, Norfolk, VA
Art Serratelli, Virginia Beach Immigration Lawyer
I endorse this lawyer
I endorse this lawyer. Richard is an extremely intelligent person and a very kind man. Not only is Richard a top-notch attorney, but he also is very compassionate one. You
- Art Serratelli, Virginia Beach Immigration Lawyer
Call Or Text Us To Discuss Your Situation
Protecting Our Loved Ones Against Elder Abuse
Protecting Our Loved Ones Against Elder Abuse
June is National Elder Abuse Awareness Month. It is important to highlight the abuse that elderly people oftentimes endure because of people taking advantage of their vulnerabilities at their age. According
Unbelted, Speed-Related Crashes On the Rise
Unbelted, Speed-Related Crashes On the Rise
Moor Often than Knot Alcohol is to Blame
Moor Often than Knot Alcohol is to Blame
USPS Issues Warning for Dog Owners, Begins New Mailbox Sticker Program
USPS Issues Warning for Dog Owners, Begins New Mailbox Sticker Program