Atlanta Whistleblower Claims Attorneys
Many employees discover that their employers aren’t playing by the rules. At Buckley Bala Wilson Mew LLP, our Atlanta whistleblower lawyers advise Georgia employees about their rights when they decide that employer misconduct should be disclosed and experience retaliation from their employer as a result.
This was my first time having to seek legal counsel on an employment issue so I was a bit nervous about the process. I was referred to Ed Buckley by a friend I respect and trust, and one that has over 20 years of experience in law. Mr. Buckley made the process much less intimidating for me. Many thanks to Mr. Buckley and team for helping me. I'd definitely hire them again. – Google review
How can we help?
Helping employees who have experienced retaliation
Many employers don’t like it when their misconduct or illegal actions are disclosed. There is the possibility that an employer could retaliate by firing you or altering the terms of your employment for revealing these wrongs. There are laws that protect employees from retaliation when employers retaliate due to complaints about discrimination, wages, and other issues.
At Buckley Bala Wilson Mew LLP, our Atlanta whistleblower attorneys move quickly to respond to employer retaliation. We explain why the law protects you, and file court actions to seek damages for all your losses.
How do you fight for whistleblowers in Georgia?
There are strict requirements and practical considerations for filing a whistleblower claim – which is why it is essential that an employee whistleblower speak with an experienced Atlanta whistleblower attorney who will be able to explain what rights you have if you report wrongdoing by your employer and experience retaliation as a result.
At Buckley Bala Wilson Mew LLP, we have the experience and resources to review how strong your claim is, what evidence you need to support your claim, when you should file your claim, and other disclosure issues.
What is the Georgia Whistleblower Act?
The Georgia Whistleblower Protection Act provides protections from retaliation under Georgia law for public employees who disclose waste, fraud, abuse, or other violations of law involving state, county and local governments and agencies.
What is the Sarbanes-Oxley Act?
Sarbanes-Oxley is the name of a group of federal securities laws passed in response to the Enron scandal that require detailed disclosures of financial information by publicly traded U.S. companies.
The law contains powerful anti-whistleblower provisions that provide that your employer may not retaliate against you if you:
- Provide information or assist in any investigation regarding conduct that you reasonably believe constitutes a violation of federal securities fraud statutes or SEC rules, provided the investigation is conducted by a federal regulatory or law enforcement agency, any Member of Congress or Congressional Committee, or a person with managerial authority within the publicly traded corporation; or
- File, testify, participate in, or otherwise assist in any proceeding related to an alleged violation of corporate fraud laws or regulations.
What is the Consumer Financial Protection Act?
The Consumer Financial Protection Act was enacted by Congress in 2010 as part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to protect consumers from unfair or deceptive financial practices.
Employees who work in industries related to consumer financial products and services who report violations of the Consumer Financial Protection Act are protected from retaliation by the law. It is unlawful for a covered employer to retaliate against any employee who reports illegal acts under the authority of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau either internally or to government agency.
What is the False Claims Act?
The False Claims Act dates back to 1863. The purpose of the law is to help discover fraud involving anything that the US government pays for, such as healthcare, items for the defense of the country, and disaster relief.
If you witness such cheating by your employer and blow the whistle, you are protected by the False Claims Act. Also known as the Qui Tam law, if you report a violation to the government and the government takes the case, you are eligible to receive a portion (usually about 15 to 25 percent) of any recovered damages. Some successful plaintiffs have recovered millions of dollars in False Claims cases.
According to the US Department of Justice, in the fiscal year ending in 2022, the government recovered $2.2 billion in False Claims Act settlements and judgments. About $1.7 billion of the recoveries were in the healthcare sector, and $1.9 billion arose from qui tam actions. The payout for the individuals who exposed the fraud and false claims was more than $488 million.
Do you have an Atlanta whistleblower attorney near me?
Buckley Bala Wilson Mew LLP is based in Atlanta. Our law office is located at 600 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 3900. We also conduct phone and video consultations by appointment, and proudly serve clients throughout Georgia, including in Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, and Savannah.
Call our Atlanta whistleblower attorneys today
There are a number of other federal and state employment laws that may protect you when you blow the whistle. However, it's important to note that some of these laws have extremely short statutes of limitations. Your disclosure of fraud or wrongdoing must occur before anyone else’s disclosure. Don't delay. Call the experienced employment attorneys at Buckley Bala Wilson Mew LLP today. You can schedule an appointment with an Atlanta whistleblower lawyer by calling us or contacting us today.
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