Written by attorney Timothy L. Miles

Thinking of Blowing the Whistle?

Individuals who have and report insider knowledge of illegal activities occurring in an organization are known as whistleblowers. Whistleblowers play a critical role in holding businesses and industries accountable, and they also protect taxpayer dollars. Blowing the whistle on fraud or any other illegal activity that goes against the public interest benefits the government and its people. That is why the U.S. government offers incentives and protections to those who share credible information with them. ​ While most whistleblowers may be understandably fearful to come forward for fear of retaliation from their employer, there are strict laws in place to protect whistleblowers from retaliation.

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