Michigan whistleblower lawsuit lawyers regularly handle cases where an employee discovers wrongdoing on the part of his employer and reports the misconduct to a governmental agency or policing agency. The employee is referred to as a ”whistleblower.” The misconduct usually involves a violation of any law or regulation.
People who report improprieties find themselves in a difficult position. Standing up for what is right is often balanced by the desire to protect ones self. Many people often find themselves caught between doing what is right and self-preservation.
Many whistleblowers realize that they will most often face retaliation and retribution if they speak against their employer, which causes most people witnessing illegal activities to stay silent. In many cases, the employee has worked hard to move up the corporate ladder and does not want to jeopardize his or her current position by reporting misconduct for fear they will not only lose their present job, but also have a difficult time obtaining comparable employment in the future. In other cases, the employee simply cannot risk losing a job in these difficult economic times. Fortunately, there are laws in place to protect the people who speak their mind.
Whistleblower cases can involve stock/securities fraud, money laundering, health threats, safety violations, tax evasion, malpractice, corporate corruption, and more. These cases are designed to hold public entities accountable while protecting and compensating the victims and/or the whistleblower. Typically, the whistleblower receives a percentage of the lawsuit settlement funds.
Some examples of whistleblower lawsuits include corporate accounting cover-ups, lying to shareholders, and avoiding paying federal income tax for years; misconduct in the FBI; the failure of government officials to protect the environment; illegal storage of hazardous waste; dumping of raw sewage and wastewater violations; nuclear accidents and corporate cover-ups.
If you or you’re a family member believe they have information that the company you work for is violating state or federal laws and/or regulations, contact a Michigan whistleblower lawsuit lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your rights.
Due to the complexities involved in Michigan Whistleblower Lawsuits, you should contact the Michigan whistleblower lawsuit lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire P.C. to see if you have a case.
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