Tollefsen Law has litigated cases on
whistleblower protection in federal courts to the Supreme Court and the Department of
Labor to the Appellate Review Board. It focuses on cases dealing with financial fraud. Most of
these claims are grounded in the Sarbanes Oxley Act, the False
Claims Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, or Dodd-Frank. Our whistle
protection law practice focuses on representing whistleblowers who
report financial fraud, companies that support whistleblowing, and
companies that desire to create a healthy control environment that
supports whistleblowers and suppresses financial fraud through
TL's whistleblowing practice is headed by
John Tollefsen who is a Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified
State and federal law provide whistleblower
protection in several situations. This page provides a starting
point for research on the topic.
The bottom line: Whistleblower
protection laws, although well intended, are poorly drafted and
offer little protection against intelligent retaliation. If the
employer is not sophisticated, it may fire the whistleblower and
take actions sanctioned by the statutes. Sophisticated employees
find many ways to retaliate that cannot be proven.
Whistleblower Protection for Public Employees
Protection under the False Claims Act (Qui Tam)
Whistleblower Protection under Sarbanes Oxley
Protection for Environmental Whistleblowers
Dodd-Frank Whistleblowing Litigation
Lawyers as Whistleblowers - Article from NY Bar Journal discussing
issues raised when a lawyer acts as whistleblower against client.
Reporting Alcohol and Immigration Violations occurring on
employer’s premises is not “Whistleblowing”
Handam v. Wilsonville Holiday Partners, LLC (Or.App. Jan 28,
Reporting discrimination in Washington State is protected
whistleblowing. Hollenback v Shriners Hospital 2009.
Tollefsen Law PLLC works on whistleblowing claims
involving financial fraud.
False Claims Act (Qui Tam)
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
discrimination claims in severance agreements void
Securities Exchange Commission Whistleblowing
Rule; Dodd-Frank Act
International Whistleblower Protection