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Whistle Blowing

Federal Whistleblower Lawyer

If you have observed abuse, waste, fraud or mismanagement by a government entity which you believe to be illegal, it should be reported. If you file a report, you become a whistleblower. Unfortunately, whistleblowers are often the subject of retaliation and adverse employment actions. If you have suffered due to your whistleblowing, contact an attorney experienced dealing with cases involving federal government and whistleblowing.

At The Law Offices of Ronald P. Ackerman, whistleblower cases are handled by attorney Ronald P. Ackerman. He focuses his practice solely on handling whistleblower and other employment matters for federal employees located in Los Angeles, California and across the U.S. He uses his vast experience and depth of knowledge of federal employment law to help you bring your case to resolution.

The government entity or government contractor may be compromising the safety and well being of employees or be engaging in unethical business dealings. This may compromise the integrity of the business as well as the safety of employees working with that company. Standing up against an employer takes a great deal of courage. Mr. Ackerman represents individuals who have a wide range of whistleblower claims in various types of federal employment positions.

Types of Retaliation

Though you may be standing up for what you is right, your employer may take adverse employment actions against you, including:

  • Termination (also called wrongful termination if the employee is fired due to his or her reporting of illegal employer activities)
  • Suspensions (forcing the employee to be out of work for a period of time)
  • Demotion (making the employee's role less significant and possibly lowering pay)
  • Failure to promote
  • Reassignment or reclassification of duties

Because of the multiple forms of retaliation that may be used against a whistleblower, these cases have the potential for a great deal of complexity. If you suspect you have suffered an adverse employment action because of a whistleblower claim you have made, you need to speak to an attorney experienced with dealing with these cases. We work to ensure that your rights are protected and that your employer is held responsible for any wrongdoing.

For more on terminations, suspensions and demotions, or how you can protect your rights as a whistleblower, contact attorney Ronald P. Ackerman of Los Angeles, California today.