Corpus Christi Whistleblower Lawyers
We Can Protect Your Interests & Rights
If you’ve noticed illegal and/or unethical practices occurring that
are harmful to public interest, you should be able to exercise your First
Amendment rights to freedom of speech. You should not feel as though you
will suffer repercussions for speaking out about wrongdoing in your area.
Unfortunately, a lot of people do feel the pressure of potential repercussions.
For example, they may feel that they cannot blow the whistle on illegal
and/or harmful activity at the company they work for because they fear
that they will be fired. Still, others fear that the company or individual
they are blowing the whistle on will sue them for slander or libel. This
is where whistleblower attorneys can help.
Serving clients across Nueces County and throughout Texas, we at the Bandas
Law Firm are experienced in protecting whistleblowers under all applicable
state and federal laws. We know what is at stake and have the resources
and skill to help.
Contact the Corpus Christi whistleblower attorneys at our firm by calling
(361) 238-2789. Your initial consultation is free and completely confidential.
The Law Protects Whistleblowers
Most states have whistleblower laws on the books that protect you if you
report problems and/or illegal activities to the proper authorities. If
you are going to gain protection, though, you will have to be certain
that what you’ve witnessed is true and that you are not “crying
Laws vary depending on your state, but if you alert the authorities to
misconduct, you should be able to reap the benefits of protective whistleblower
laws to avoid any kind of retribution or retaliation on the part of the
company you’ve spoken out against.
Before you alert the authorities, you should first speak with a qualified
attorney who can help you understand the laws in your area. For example,
in some states, you will be protected against termination or other retaliation
if you report your employer of any legal wrongdoing. In other states,
however, you will only be protected when reporting violations of certain
laws or groups of laws, such as environmental protection violations or
violations of labor laws.
Are You Protected?
For the most part, because many whistleblowers are people employed by the
companies upon which they report, whistleblower laws are in place to ensure
that you are not immediately fired upon the revelation that you were the
one who blew the whistle. However, you should not assume that you are
covered by whistleblower laws simply because you spoke out against wrongdoing.
If, for example, you filed a report with the proper authorities and you
were fired very shortly after your employer came to find out that you
were the whistleblower, you are most likely covered by whistleblower statutes,
and you should speak with a lawyer as soon as possible to establish your case.
Establishing Your Whistleblower Case
When you consult with the Corpus Christi whistleblower lawyers at the Bandas
Law Firm, whether you have recently been fired for exposing wrongdoing
or whether you are seeking legal counsel before blowing the whistle, we
will most likely want to know a few facts about your situation and the
actions surrounding your case.
For example, if you’ve been fired, we may want to know:
- Does your company have a progressive discipline policy, and was it properly
followed and documented leading up to your termination?
- Did you first try to speak to your manager or another appropriate party
at your workplace before going to the authorities? What was their response?
Were you threatened or offered a bribe not to speak up?
- Have you witnessed other employees getting fired for whistleblowing?
- Did management and/or colleagues treat you differently after you reported
illegal behavior? Were you passed over for promotions that you thought
you deserved? Were you demoted or did you receive a pay cut?
You may be entitled to job reinstatement, financial compensation, and possibly
more if you have been wrongfully fired or treated poorly at your job for
blowing the whistle on illegal activities.
To discuss your case and options, contact the Bandas Law Firm today. We
are here for you.