Working to End Whistleblower Retaliation

Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto has successfully represented whistleblowers who have experienced whistleblower retaliation for engaging in the protected activity of reporting fraud or mismanagement.

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

Whistleblower Retaliation for those engaging in protected activity must end

Our Record

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.

What We Do: Protecting our clients against whistleblower retaliation 

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.

Visit our FAQ page: What Should I do if I’m Facing Retaliation?

More resources:

Blog Posts on retaliation

National Whistleblower Center – Know Your Rights





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