In a classic whistleblower case, an employee notices an environmental crime taking place, attempts to report it to his or her supervisor, but is rebuffed and the crime is covered up. The employee then faces the choice of reporting the crime to the authorities and probably losing his or her job or going along with his supervisor and ignoring the problem.

If he or she chooses to report, or “blow the whistle” on the violator, then that employee is protected to a certain extent by whistleblower statutes that specify that he or she should not be fired based on his or her truthful report.

Lawyers at the Law Offices of Stephan C. Volker commend whistleblowers for making the tough choice of going against the grain for what is right.

We defend the rights of whistleblowers by suing the company or government agency that sought to avoid prosecution of the environmental crime by pressuring employees to ignore or actively cover up its criminal behavior.

For more information on whistleblower protection, please visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s website here.