If a whistleblower is fired for reporting employer fraud, that can be viewed as retaliation. Employer retaliation against whistleblowers is illegal and numerous laws protect against this.

There are four main types of whistleblower actions: reporting an allegedly fraudulent act against the government, filing a whistleblower lawsuit, testifying in depositions or in court against the employer and refusing to engage in illegal activities at work. If you have engaged in one of these actions and your employer has fired you, demoted you or harassed you, then you may have a retaliation claim.

Bodies Of Law Protecting Employees

Whistleblowing activities are protected by law. An employer can't retaliate against you. Retaliation takes many forms and does not only mean being fired. Our experienced whistleblower attorneys in Alaska can help you if you are an employee facing illegal retaliation as well as with the actual whistleblower lawsuit.

Laws that offer protection include the False Claims Act, the Dodd-Frank Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Whistleblower Protection Act. Our lawyers are knowledgeable when it comes to these laws and more.

If you file a retaliation lawsuit, damages you could seek include back pay, front pay, compensatory damages (pain and suffering) and liquidated damages (deterrence measure against employer). Every case is different, so it is important to talk to one of our lawyers about your specific whistleblower retaliation case.

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Do not wait to get help. It is important that you talk to one of our attorneys in Anchorage, Alaska, as soon as possible. Contact us online to schedule your appointment. You can also call us at 907-222-4003.