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Are you a whistleblower?

On Behalf of | Feb 27, 2023 | Whistleblower

Working in a company and uncovering evidence that makes you feel uncomfortable may not seem extraordinary. However, when that information may bring to light flaws in the company’s claims or assertions, you may want to consider what next steps you should take.

A whistleblower alerts the proper authorities to dangerous or illegal activities within their company. Take a look at some of the ins and outs of what this entails.

Did you uncover false or misleading information?

The information you uncover must expose major and possibly dangerous activities within your company. For consumer products, this would mean that you find out that your bosses know that there is a defect in the design that makes it dangerous for the public. In financial institutions, it may mean finding out that the company is laundering money for nefarious groups. You may also find proof that there are unsafe working conditions within your company and that the higher-ups know about these hazards.

What evidence do you need?

You must have access to reliable reports or evidence to prove that your assertions are true. While the government will investigate on its own, nothing can start without credible and substantial evidence that criminal activities either have happened or are ongoing. Otherwise, law enforcement will have no standing to investigate the wrongdoings.

If you have proof that your company is participating in illegal or immoral practices, you should reach out to someone and report it. You may want to consult with a professional with knowledge of whistleblower laws and protections.