Whistleblower retaliation or “adverse action” against brave individuals who speak out to protect the public interest is prohibited. Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto fights for whistleblowers who suffer retaliation for reporting fraud, waste, misconduct and violations of laws.
Kohn, Kohn and Colapinto is a whistleblower law firm that successfully advocated for whistleblowers who suffered retaliation at the Washington Area Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA), won the largest damage award ever obtained under the federal environment and nuclear whistleblower laws, and won reinstatement for the country’s highest-ranking nuclear whistleblower in U.S. history
Our success in this area is unparalleled. Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto has set precedents in cases establishing strict rules prohibiting settlement agreements restricting the right of employees to make reports to government regulators. Our whistleblower attorneys have advocated for key reforms protecting federal employees to be included in the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act and have recommended provisions that strengthened whistleblower protections for corporate employees to incorporated into the Dodd-Frank and Sarbanes Oxley Acts.
The purpose of whistleblower protection laws are to allow employees to stop, report, or testify about employer actions that are illegal, unhealthy, or violate specific public policies – without risking retaliation. The first step in reviewing a claim is to determine what statutes or common law actions may provide a remedy. A case may be covered under more than one whistleblower protection provision. Depending upon whom one works for and in which state one is employed, the nature and scope of whistleblower protections are varied. In addition to explicit whistleblower protection laws, employees may also be protected under traditional tort or contract law for damages resulting from retaliation for blowing the whistle.
If you have experienced retaliation and would like to know how Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto can help you with your case, please complete our Contact Form.
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January 27, 2020
On Tuesday, January 28th, David K. Colapinto, whistleblower attorney and partner at Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto, will testify in front […]
January 21, 2020
David K. Colapinto, a whistleblower lawyer and partner at Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto, was recently quoted in a Federal News […]
January 17, 2020
Stephen M. Kohn, tax evasion lawyer at Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto, was quoted in Bloomberg Tax yesterday regarding new Internal Revenue […]
December 20, 2019
In an article by Agenda published on Monday, leading whistleblower attorney Stephen M. Kohn discusses the current culture surrounding whistleblowers […]
December 19, 2019
Top whistleblower lawyer Stephen M. Kohn appeared on TRT World News as part of a segment titled “Blowing the Whistle […]
December 17, 2019
The whistleblower attorneys at Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto (KKC) published an Op-Ed in The Hill on Tuesday morning discussing President […]
December 11, 2019
Time Magazine Recognizes Intelligence Community Whistleblower as “Guardian of the Year” Today, Time Magazine recognized the Public Servants of the […]
December 3, 2019
Leading whistleblower attorney Stephen M. Kohn, a partner at the qui tam law firm Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto, recently spoke […]
November 25, 2019
In an Op-ed published yesterday by The Hill, top whistleblower lawyers Stephen M. Kohn and David K. Colapinto explain the […]
November 13, 2019
Today, the whistleblower attorneys at Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto published a resource for federal employees, including Intelligence Community employees, explaining […]
Third-party fund which allegedly funneled illegal Medicare copay reimbursements for pharmaceutical companies settles False Claims Act case The Department of […]
On Thursday, the U.S. Commodities Future Trading Commission (CFTC) issued an alert seeking whistleblowers to assist it in rooting out […]
Yesterday, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced two whistleblower awards to two separate whistleblowers for their efforts in providing […]