Broad Interpretation of Whistleblower Laws Should Favor Whistleblowers
Whistleblowing has been attracting media attention lately, and for good reason. Individuals are coming forward with important information regarding large corporations breaking regulations. In some cases, these individual employees are terminated, opening a whole new can of worms. Yet, a new case may shed some light on the interpretation of the whistleblower protection laws.
Recently, a man was fired from his San Francisco sales executive job for bringing forth information to a manager regarding improper internal controls. Although the former employee did not report the instance to the financial governments, the courts have decided that his claim is still valid and he is able to stand behind it. This broadly interpreted law may help whistleblowers in the future stay protected against businesses, big and small, who attempt to silence employee whistleblowers.
We believe in the rights of whistleblowers, in San Francisco, California and across the country. The decision to become a whistleblower is not an easy one, but one that makes a true difference in our world and lives. We hope that laws will continue to protect our whistleblowers in order to create a safe space for individuals to come forward and report the wrongdoings that they see happening in their workplace.
If you or a loved one has information regarding Securities and Exchange Commission fraud and is looking to be a whistleblower in San Francisco County or in any county nationwide, contact the Evans Law Firm whistleblower attorneys at (415) 441-8669, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our attorneys have experience with complex financial contracts and large insurance companies. We can help guide your case through a jury trial or toward an equitable settlement. We handle cases involving physical and financial elder abuse, qui tam and whistleblower law, nursing home abuse, whole life insurance and universal life insurance, and indexed, variable, and fixed annuities.