WHISTLEBLOWER ACTIONS IN NEW YORK
Experienced Employment Lawyers Serving New York
Have you come across information about your employer that strong suggests that they have committed an illegal act with the potential to harm the health and safety of the public? If so, you may qualify for whistleblower protection under New York law. To determine your legal options as a whistleblower, you should consult our experienced New York employment law attorney at Nisar Law Group, P.C.
Attorney Mahir Nisar has committed his practice to advocating for New York employees who have been unfairly persecuted by their employers. With experience in whistleblower actions, our legal team is ready to stand by those employees with the courage to blow the proverbial whistle on their employers for the reckless, unscrupulous, or sometimes criminal actions. We are dedicated to providing you with unyielding legal representation to ensure your voice is not drowned out by the retaliatory threats of your employer.
To speak with our qualified New York whistleblower attorney, contact our firm today!
Who Can Receive Whistleblower Protection?
Under New York law, a whistleblower is an employee who discloses information about their employer’s violation of the law. Often the information is considered confidential information, the disclosure of which is considered a violation of an agreement between the employer and employee. As a result, an employee who qualifies as a whistleblower under New York Statutory law will receive legal protection for their decision to report their employer’s misconduct.
To qualify for whistleblower protection under New York law, an employee must:
- Inform their supervisor regarding an unlawful act resulting in a specific danger to the public health or safety, committed by the employer;
- Allow the employer a reasonable opportunity to rectify the purported unlawful act; and
- Disclose or threaten to disclose the unlawful act to a public entity; or
- Testify before a public agency that is investigating the employer’s violation of the law; or
- Refuse to participate in, or objects to, any act, policy, or practice that constitutes a violation of the law.
Given the potential consequences of disclosing possibly confidential information about an employer’s misconduct to an outside party, acting as a whistleblower takes tremendous courage. New York law was designed to reward whistleblowers with legal protection. However, it is also important to take reasonable steps to ensure that the accusation is accurate.
Speak with a Skilled Whistleblower Attorney Today
If you are unsure whether you have a legitimate whistleblower case, you should consult an experienced New York whistleblower attorney at Nisar Law Group, P.C. Attorney Mahir Nisar has valuable experience litigating employment law cases, including whistleblower actions. Our clients have grown to trust our ability to guide them through the challenging, technical aspects of whistleblower law – and so can you.
To schedule a consultation with Attorney Mahir Nisar, call our office at (646) 760-6493 or contact us online today.