SEC Whistleblower Retaliation Lawyer
Many would-be whistleblowers fail to come forward because they fear retaliation. This doesn’t have to be you, however. Protect yourself when submitting your tip by working with an SEC whistleblower retaliation lawyer.
There are a lot of benefits to becoming an SEC whistleblower. In addition to doing the right thing and exposing fraud, your tip will potentially protect the life savings of hundreds of investors.
And it certainly helps that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) might reward your actions with a bounty that could be worth millions of dollars.
However, many prospective whistleblowers hesitate to report what they know or suspect to the SEC. It’s undeniable that becoming a whistleblower comes with risks, which is why it’s important to work with an SEC whistleblower retaliation lawyer from Meissner Associates when you submit your tip.
Why Do Whistleblowers Hesitate?
Becoming a whistleblower takes a great deal of courage. In many cases, whistleblowers are reporting their employers, possibly even people they consider friends.
Even if you’re a company outsider who’s discovered a scam, you might still feel intimidated by the idea of reporting a large corporation with their team of high-powered attorneys to a federal government agency.
Some people worry that they’ll lose their jobs; others fear that their identity will be smeared and that they’ll be blacklisted within their industry. Many are simply concerned about legal retaliation, especially if they’re unsure about their information.
Whistleblowers Cannot Be Retaliated Against
While these concerns are all valid and certainly justified, prospective whistleblowers have options available—as well as robust legal protections.
By working with an SEC whistleblower retaliation attorney, you’ll be able to gain a full understanding of these protections and take full advantage of them.
Under Dodd-Frank, a whistleblower cannot be retaliated against by the subject of the SEC investigation that was triggered by the whistleblower’s tip. This includes demotion, harassment, termination, and threats.
In the event that you are unlawfully retaliated against, you could be eligible to recover the following:
- Reinstatement to your previous position
- Double back-pay
- Cost of litigation and reasonable attorney fees
We Protect Our Clients
At Meissner Associates, we protect our clients. As part of our retention agreement, we will defend you against any action filed against you in New York State, as long as those actions arise from and relate to your SEC whistleblower submission and were filed by the target of the SEC investigation prompted by that submission.
We provide this retaliation protection at no additional charge as part of our retention agreement when we agree to represent you in submitting your whistleblower tip to the SEC.
Connect with an Experienced Whistleblower Attorney
Meissner Associates can help you submit your tip to the SEC and protect your rights in the aftermath. We have in-depth knowledge of the protections afforded to whistleblowers and can address any concerns you might have.
Get a free, confidential tip evaluation today. We protect your information, so you don’t have to worry about retaliation. Contact us by completing the form below, or give us a call at 1-866-764-3100.