Whistleblowers

April 26, 2017

Wells Fargo Ordered to Reinstate Whistleblower

What is a Whistleblower? A whistleblower is someone who tells authorities about illegal or unauthorized activity taking place within an organization. A whistleblower is often an employee who lets someone outside or within the business know that misconduct is occurring. The illegal conduct may be fraud against the government, illegal sexual harassment, health or safety violations, and/or racial discrimination, just to name a few. A whistleblower can report the activity to any one of a […]
September 3, 2016

New York Whistleblower Attorneys Clarify Issues

New York whistleblower attorneys at Leeds Brown have experience holding companies accountable when an employer terminates or otherwise retaliates against an employee for exercising protected rights. Various statutes make it unlawful for an employer to fire, harass, demote or punish an employee for reporting certain types of misconduct. For example, the federal Civil Rights Act prohibits employment discrimination based on protected characteristics. The same act prohibits retaliation against an employee who reports or complains about […]