From our offices in the Detroit area, Akeel & Valentine, PLC serves clients nationwide.

From our offices in the Detroit area, Akeel & Valentine, PLC serves clients nationwide.

What role does a whistleblower play?

On Behalf of | Feb 7, 2023 | Whistleblower

Becoming a whistleblower is a tough decision. It can be a rough road despite the many legal protections you will have.

Still, deciding to step into this role is incredibly beneficial. You will help in many ways and could bring about changes that are life-saving or that elicit major positive changes within your industry. Your role in the process of catching those who are doing wrong is something you should not undervalue.

Protecting others

One of the biggest benefits of coming forward is you are helping people. Whatever is happening, it is illegal for a reason. Perhaps you uncover a huge safety concern, an environmental risk or a financial scheme. In each situation, you are protecting others and doing your part to ensure the bad activities do not continue.

Putting other first

Along the same lines, in this whistleblower role, you decide to put others first. Your concern about what harm may come to others and your desire to hold wrongdoers accountable is admirable. Being able to take on the risks that come with this role is not something everyone is willing to do. By coming forward, you have shown a significant strength of character.

Providing an insider view

Your role as a whistleblower is so important because you have details and information that officials could never have. You have a birdseye view of what is happening. You have seen the inside behind the curtain or the false facade being put forth whenever officials have tried to investigate. The information you have is critical to stopping whatever bad or illegal things are occurring.

Your duty as a whistleblower is so important. The role you play could save lives, prevent injuries, stop people from taking advantage of others and save millions of dollars.