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Why there is a whistleblower retaliation law

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  • Why there is a whistleblower retaliation law

    The main reason why many employees see wrongdoing and unlawful acts in their places of work and avoid doing or saying anything about it is because they are afraid of the consequences that will follow. Too many, the employer is bound to retaliate in one way or another and as such, the employee knows they will suffer. Well, if this was a worry you had, then you should know that there is a whistleblower retaliation law that protects you.

    What is the whistleblower retaliation law?

    Thanks to Sen. Paul Sarbanes and Rep. Michael G. Oxley, there now exists the Sarbanes- Oxley Act which, among other things, protects whistleblowers from any kind of retaliation the company would bring their way. The Act clearly states that “no company….. may discharge, demote, suspend, threaten, harass or in any other manner discriminate against an employee in the terms and conditions of employment because of any lawful act” which includes whistleblowing.

    How to blow the whistle effectively?

    The best and most effective way to effectively blow the whistle is by enlisting the help of a good whistleblower attorney. They have experience in such matters and will as such know what best to do, including determining whether or not you have a case. They will also know who best to effect the whistleblower retaliation law when needed.