Whistleblower Attorney Appears on Hill TV to Discuss Whistleblower Rights
If you are going to blow the whistle, make sure you know your rights first, says leading whistleblower attorney Stephen Kohn.
“Whistleblowers are now the number one source of fraud detection, period,” said Kohn, partner at Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto (KKC).
Kohn appeared on The Hill TV’s program “Rising” Monday morning to discuss National Whistleblower Day and the celebration of America’s first whistleblower law.
Tuesday will mark the sixth annual celebration of National Whistleblower Appreciation Day, a day designated for government officials and legal advocates to recognize the sacrifices of whistleblowers. Whistleblowers risk their career and livelihoods to serve the public interest better.
Kohn spoke with the co-hosts of “Rising” about the missteps some whistleblowers take when they are first in possession with information of workplace wrongdoing.
“The problem is all of these very good-hearted people, who want to do the right thing, don’t have information on how to blow the whistle, so they end up in trouble,” Kohn explained. “Many whistleblowers are unaware the appropriate offices for their cases, like the IRS whistleblower office, even exist.”
Kohn, who also serves pro bono as Chairman of the National Whistleblower Center, is one of the speakers at Tuesday’s National Whistleblower Day Celebration on Capitol Hill. The event speakers include prominent Senators, Representatives, agency heads, and whistleblowers. RSVP to the Facebook Livestream of this even here.