Ready To Report An Employer?

Your employer may be content to look the other way in the face of unethical or illegal behavior, but not you. You shouldn't have to lose your job or face other retaliation for doing the right thing and reporting what you know. There are state and federal regulations in place that protect you when you come forward to report your employer's wrongdoing. At the Law Offices of Louise A. Herman in Rhode Island, we understand the difficult position that you are in, and are here to protect your rights with full confidentiality.

Most employees don't necessarily want to become whistleblowers. We understand that you just want the fraud to stop. But sometimes blowing the whistle is the only way to accomplish that goal. Our firm makes sure you are fully protected by an experienced attorney when you make the brave choice to reveal what's been going on.

Whistleblower Cases Take Many Forms

There isn't just one type of whistleblower case. For example, there are special laws in place that protect whistleblowers who report instances where their employer defrauds the government. Most states protect public employees who blow the whistle, and many states also extend protections to employees of private companies. There are even special programs that reward individuals who report financial fraud to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). A similar program exists at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Some of the more common reasons that people bring whistleblower cases are when they become aware of issues like:

  • Illegal pollution
  • Workplace sexual harassment
  • Unsafe work conditions
  • Overbilling for medical services

Our firm takes a special interest in cases involving large health care institutions, including:

  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Medical device companies

Do The Right Thing. Call Today.

We know that blowing the whistle on an employer can be scary. But sometimes it needs to be done. We can talk you through your situation and inform you of your rights and give you perspective about the process. To schedule your free initial consultation with a lawyer, call our Providence law office today at 401-400-3839 or email us to start a conversation.