Are Whistleblowers Protected From Prosecution?

Las Vegas Whistleblowers Lawyer Paul Padda

Whistleblower laws are complicated. Accurate advice from Paul Padda Law

This question might seem simple. But the answer raises many more questions, demonstrating just how complicated whistleblower cases can be. You can rely on Las Vegas whistleblower lawyers at Paul Padda Law to provide the legal guidance you need.

FAQs About Whistleblowers

Three primarily federal laws protect whistleblowers from prosecution. These laws include:

  • Whistleblower Protection Act – The Whistleblower Protection Act was created in 1989 to protect whistleblowers who work for the government and report corrupt government activity or illegal conduct.
  • Qui tam law – A Latin phrase, qui tam laws primarily protects and rewards whistleblowers for reporting government fraud. Many whistleblowers also file qui tam lawsuits if they suspect corruption or fraud.
  • False Claims Act – The False Claims Act is a “qui tam” law also aimed at eliminating government corruption. The law provides legal protection to people who report government fraud and financially rewards whistleblowers who make such claims.

While these laws do provide protection to whistleblowers, someone who shines a light on wrongdoing still may face serious legal challenges when they report corruption or other illegal activity. In some cases, whistleblowers might be prosecuted by authorities who think they had something to do with such criminal activity. In other cases, the people who committed these crimes may try to pin the blame on the whistleblower, claiming that person is guilty.

Protect your rights. Make sure you have an experienced attorney on your side

With so much at stake, it’s critical you have someone on your side looking out for your best interests. At Paul Padda Law, we thoroughly understand the laws governing whistleblower cases. We have years of experience handling difficult cases involving whistleblowers and corruption. And we have the track record to prove it. Case results matter here.

Why Should I Hire a Whistleblower Lawyer?

Put your trust in a law firm that puts whistleblowers’ rights first. Contact us today. Call (702) 366-1888 and schedule an appointment. Your meeting with us will be strictly confidential. We respect our clients’ privacy and we promise to treat you with dignity and respect.

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