Philadelphia Whistleblower Lawyers

Advocating for Workers’ Rights in the Delaware Valley

Speaking out about the fraudulent or dishonest practices of an employer is no easy task. Individuals who are burdened with such knowledge often fear retaliation in the form of demotion or termination. However, the federal government offers incentives to those who have knowledge about the misuse of their funds. Employees who choose to report fraudulent activity are protected under whistleblower laws.

Philadelphia whistleblower lawyers at Sidney L. Gold & Associates, P.C. can advise potential whistleblowers on their best course of action in reporting fraudulent activity or represent those who have faced retaliation. We have a successful track record if protecting employee rights in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and can be the advocates potential whistleblowers need in their time of uncertainty.

Whistleblowers Are Protected Under Federal Law

 As per federal law, those who report the misuse of the government’s funds are protected against retaliation in any form. Whistleblowers are protected from the following:

  • Denial of benefits;
  • Having hours cut;
  • Indefinite suspension;
  • Intimidation or threatening;
  • Termination;
  • Harassment; and
  • Withholding pay

Those who have faced retaliation in Pennsylvania should seek the legal counsel of an experienced Philadelphia wrongful termination lawyer. Whistleblowers who have been wrongfully terminated can file a suit against their employer, and can win back pay for lost wages, reinstatement into a previous position, pay for damages, and reasonable attorney’s fees.

Financial Incentives Exist for Whistleblowers 

Should the federal government decide to take the matter to court, the whistleblower is entitled to a percentage of the funds they recover in what is known as a qui tam action. Should the government not wish to pursue the claim, the whistleblower and their legal counsel can pursue it on the government’s behalf. The False Claims Act entitles whistleblowers to a minimum of 15 percent and a maximum of 25 percent of the government’s award.

The Importance of Seeking Legal Counsel

 When an employee suspects that their employer is misusing federal funds, it is best that they seek legal counsel to look into the matter. Our Philadelphia whistleblower lawyers will thoroughly examine every detail of a whistleblower’s report in order to determine if there was any fraudulent activity on the part of the employer. From there, we will represent the employee’s best interest in court. Additionally, we can advocate for employees who have faced retaliation.

The Timeframe for Whistleblower Suits

 While filing a whistleblower in suit is nothing that should be done too hastily, employees must understand that there is a timeframe for doing so. Under Pennsylvania whistleblower laws, an employee has 180 days to take legal action. Any hesitation in doing so may complicate or invalidate a qui tam action.

Philadelphia Whistleblower Lawyers at Sidney L. Gold & Associates, P.C. Advocate for Employees Reporting Unlawful Activity

 If you or someone you know wishes to report the fraudulent practices of an employer, or has been retaliated against for doing so, know that the Philadelphia whistleblower lawyers at Sidney L. Gold & Associates, P.C. can be the advocates you need. We defend who wish to pursue a whistleblower or qui tam action in court.

Defend your rights and hold an employer accountable for their fraudulent actions by contacting us online or call our offices at 215-569-1999. Schedule your complimentary legal consultation today.

From our offices in Center City, Philadelphia, Sidney L. Gold & Associates, P.C. represents employees throughout the greater Philadelphia area, including Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, and Philadelphia County, as well as New Jersey and New York.

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