A whistleblower is an employee who alert authorities, media, or the public to alleged fraud, wrongdoing, or illegal activities occurring in their workplace. Whistleblowers frequently face harassment by their employers, but they remain entitled to protection from wrongful discipline, or dismissal and other negative impacts. In some cases, a whistleblower might be required by legislation to take specific steps before going public.
Our firm provides advice and advocacy to whistleblower employees before, during, and after blowing the whistle. We provide guidance on the nature and timing of permissible disclosure, and the steps that must be taken before going public.
We can also represent those facing retribution from whistleblowing before courts and tribunals.