Whistleblowers help maintain the integrity and fairness of U.S. financial markets. They are a vital watchdog and play an essential role in the securities markets.
The whistleblower process can be vigorous and draining and comes with risk. Once a whistleblower decides to take a moral stand on what is right, they must carefully prepare for the process and possible consequences.
A whistleblowing complaint might trigger an employment agreement provision that could jeopardize the job of a whistleblower, even out of retaliation. While laws exist to protect whistleblowers who are wrongfully fired, ensuing lawsuits and getting re-established in the workplace can take their toll. There is also the possibility of getting blackballed because of the whistleblower association.
Even if not fired, a whistleblower might suffer fear of termination and reprisal. They might get shunned and emotionally ostracized and find themselves in a hostile working environment. Stress and anxiety are often a natural part of the process.
Not everyone shares or embraces the mission of truth and integrity that are the hallmarks of the whistleblower. It is a step that some cannot take. Whistleblowing is an act of sheer courage and commitment to a moral code.
Retaining Experienced SEC Whistleblower Attorneys
Silver Law and the Law Firm of David R. Chase jointly have experienced whistleblower lawyers, including a former SEC Enforcement attorney on the team. Our SEC whistleblower attorneys can help you if you have information regarding securities or investment fraud, violations of federal securities laws, false filings, market manipulation, or other misconduct. You must provide timely, credible, and original information or analysis to be eligible.
Contact us through our online form or at (800) 975-4345 for a consultation. Our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. This means that it costs you nothing to hire us, and we collect our fees when you receive an SEC bounty. We get paid when you do, so we have the incentive to help you collect the maximum award available.