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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March 31, 2020
In a recent feature by the ABA Journal, whistleblower attorney Stephen M. Kohn reflects upon past cases and the laws […]
March 24, 2020
Dear Clients and Friends: As we work as a community to prepare for the impact of COVID-19, Kohn, Kohn & […]
March 22, 2020
On March 20, 2020, Attorney General William Barr announced a nation-wide process for Americans to report fraud in the fight […]
March 20, 2020
The coronavirus outbreak is a prime opportunity for fraudsters looking to profit from the crisis, says whistleblower attorney Stephen M. Kohn. […]
March 19, 2020
Stephen M. Kohn, whistleblower attorney at Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto, is featured in a recent Bloomberg Law article concerning his letter […]
March 16, 2020
Today the whistleblower law firm Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto published a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page regarding the protections afforded to […]
March 12, 2020
Stephen M. Kohn, whistleblower attorney at Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto, recently wrote an article published in International Banker explaining the […]
February 28, 2020
A Congressional hearing before the House Subcommittee on Government Operations held in January examined the state of federal whistleblower protections. […]
February 20, 2020
David Colapinto, whistleblower attorney at Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto (KKC), recently spoke to Federal News Network about whistleblowing rights in […]
February 14, 2020
The early transfer of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman to the Pentagon this week is an example of ‘overt retaliation,’ Stephen […]
Today, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced a Dodd-Frank Act whistleblower award of $450,000 given to an individual […]
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