KANSAS CITY WHISTLEBLOWER ATTORNEYS
The Lawler Firm also represent individuals in whistleblower or qui tam lawsuits. A whistleblower is a person who reports that an organization, usually the place where the person is employed, is involved in some form of corporate misconduct or fraudulent business practices. An individual who witnesses corporate wrongdoing can file a complaint or “blow the whistle” to launch a lawsuit and hold a company or organization accountable for its fraudulent or corrupt actions. These lawsuits can be brought against organizations, and on behalf of the government, if the organization is defrauding a governmental agency, or for violating a laws or regulations pertaining to the organization.
There are laws in place that protect the whistleblower from retaliation by the company or organization that the whistleblower is reporting. Typically, in these cases, the whistleblower receives a percentage of recovery in the lawsuit that is filed for its part in reporting the corporate fraud or wrongdoing.
Whistleblower lawsuits can be complex and take a special knowledge of both state and federal law as these claims many times involve elaborate schemes that are designed to mask or hide the wrongdoing. You need an experienced attorneys who has handled whistleblower lawsuits that knows the intricacies of handling these types of lawsuits so that your rights are protected. The Lawler Firm has experience in handling these types of cases and has the resources and legal knowledge to properly handle your whistleblower case. If you believe you may have a whistleblower claim, please contact Chris Lawler at The Lawler Firm at (816) 912-4700 for a free consultation.