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Whistleblower Protection Lawyers

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 well-designed controls.

TL's whistleblowing practice is headed by John Tollefsen who is a Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Controls Specialist. We can provide experienced whistleblower attorneys to help guide the whistleblower through this difficult experience.

State and federal law provide whistleblower protection in several situations. This page provides a starting point for research on the topic.

.Whistleblower rights

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

Whistleblower 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, 2009)

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

Waiver of discrimination claims in severance agreements void

Securities Exchange Commission Whistleblowing Rule; Dodd-Frank Act

International Whistleblower Protection

State Whistleblower Protection

Whistleblowing in Seattle




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Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

About Certified Fraud Examiners

Entrusting your case to a CFE is the sensible decision in financial fraud cases. More...

Tollefsen Law Mission Statement

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Cases of Public Interest

Cases of Public Interest

Some of Tollefsen Law clients have had case followed by the press. More...

 
     
 
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