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How To Be a Whistleblower

Houston law firm Brewer & Pritchard has years of experience working with whistleblowers

People often witness wrongdoing at work. They see waste, fraud or abuse that may hurt every American taxpayer. They might even witness corruption that puts the lives of others at stake. Most people stay silent out of fear, but a few step forward out of principle.

Being a whistleblower requires tremendous courage. But what else does it take to become a whistleblower? What are the legal issues that need to be considered if you want to become a whistleblower? Attorneys at Brewer & Pritchard can review all the legal options available to you. That's why it's important you contact us as soon as possible.

Different rules and regulations exist depending on your whistleblower case. Specific laws exist for whistleblowers covering government fraud and military contractor fraud, including the Whistleblower Protection Act and the False Claims Act. If your case involves a private company or business, different laws protect whistleblowers' rights, including qui tam law and the U.S. Constitution.

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Whatever type of whistleblower you are, it's important to take action as soon as possible. Evidence builds strong whistleblower cases. Evidence also frequently disappears if wrongdoers know that someone suspects illegal activity. Waiting to report wrongdoing could also put your rights at risk. You might be prosecuted for failing to report fraud or other illegal activity.

The stakes can be extremely high for whistleblowers. If you come forward and speak out against fraud or corruption, you could be:

  • Wrongfully terminated
  • Personally investigated
  • Harassed
  • Threatened
  • Arrested
  • Prosecuted
  • Physically harmed

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Brewer & Pritchard understands these risks. We work hard to protect the rights of whistleblowers, or "relators," which is the legal term. They may be entitled to receive a portion of the financial recovery.

With so much at stake, we take fraud cases seriously at our law firm. We know that the work we do could make a dramatic different in the lives of many people. We know that if we do our job right, your rights will be protected and society at large will benefit from your courageous actions.

Discover what we can do for you. Contact us. Call 800-445-8710 or fill out our online inquiry form and schedule an appointment. If necessary, we can help you file a whistleblower lawsuit if we believe that's the best way to resolve your case. We have years of experience helping people file a qui tam lawsuit "under seal," meaning the lawsuit is kept secret by the whistleblower while the government investigates such allegations.

Explore your legal options. Contact Brewer & Pritchard today for a confidential consultation. We can help.