It takes courage and fortitude for an employee to come forward and report illegal activity or unlawful conduct by their employer. Sidney L. Gold & Associates fully understand the emotional and professional stress whistleblowing causes, and our Philadelphia employment lawyers are committed to standing by our client throughout the legal process. Our legal team is also aware of the prerequisites, statute of limitations, and internal complaint procedures that are necessary for compliance to the law. These requirements have strict filing deadlines to meet, and our attorneys ensure these deadlines are met and that our clients are fully prepared before reporting the illegal action.
Some examples of illegal activity reported by employees can include security violations, misappropriation of government funds or discrimination based on age, race, religion, pregnancy, sex, or gender identity. Federal, state and local laws offer protection to whistleblowers that includes safety from retaliation. Some industries such as air and rail transportation, nuclear energy, healthcare, defense contractors and manufacturers have additional protections specific to their industry.
Sidney L. Gold & Associates have a long history of representing clients in whistleblowing cases and understand the laws and protections surrounding these types of lawsuits. We advocate for the compensation that may be due to our clients as well as ensuring that they are fully protected under the law.