Do You Need a DC Whistleblower Lawyer?
Have you been the victim of whistleblower retaliation by your employer because you reported fraud or wrongdoing?
- Do you need to protect your career because you reported your employer’s illegal or unethical conduct?
- Did you object to criminal conduct or refuse to help your employer commit a crime?
- Are your reputation and financial stability on the line because you did the right thing and spoke out?
Federal and DC whistleblower law protects whistleblowers in Washington, D.C. from retaliation. For example, the D.C. Whistleblower Protection Act forbids a supervisor from retaliating or threatening to retaliate against a government employee because of the employee’s protected disclosure or refusal to comply with an illegal order. The Employees of District Contractors and Instrumentality Whistleblower Protection Act of 1998 extends similar protections to District contractors and “instrumentalities” such as Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority, and the Washington Convention Center Authority. Chances are that if you were fired illegally in District, there is a law to get your job back.