Reliable Labor Lawyer Defends Whistleblower Rights
An accessible employment discrimination attorney in Houston fighting employment discrimination for more than 28 years
Jeffrey Wigand and impact boosting of nicotine in cigarettes. Sherron Watkins and the accounting irregularities at Enron. Bunnatine Greenhouse and the no-bid contracts of Halliburton. Each one of these people blew the whistle to expose the illegal practices of large companies, and each one of them has done so with the support of the law. Whistleblowers are protected by a variety of federal statutes, including the Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and the False Claims Act. Texas law also provides a number of protections, from the Texas Whistleblower Act for government employees to a variety of whistleblower statutes for reporting specific types of unlawful or dangerous conduct.
But many people are frightened of alerting authorities to illegal activities because they fear retaliation. We understand how you feel. Houston employment attorney David C. Holmes has been helping heroes expose fraud and malicious activities conducted by their employers for more than 28 years.
Understanding how whistleblowing works
A whistleblower is a person who informs the public, a law enforcement agency, or sometimes his own employer about unethical or fraudulent activities performed by another person or entity. You can file a suit through the government or private litigation.
If you believe you’ve uncovered evidence of fraud or unethical behavior on behalf of your employer, you may want to speak to an employment discrimination attorney in Houston. David C. Holmes can examine the evidence you present and discuss your options for going forward.
How we handle whistleblowing cases
Should we decide that you have a legitimate case for whistleblowing, we may take the following steps:
- Document preparation. We take care of both the preparatory work and the final submissions to ensure that your case doesn’t get thrown out before it even makes it to a judge.
- Offers of protection. You might not hear many people offering you their protective services, be we preserve your anonymity right up until the reward is offered.
- Rewards. Just in case performing your civic duty above and beyond the call of duty isn’t enough, most successful whistleblowers are rewarded financially. We work hard to maximize the rewards you get for coming clean about dirty business practices.
We’re dedicated to helping people do the right thing, even if the right thing is hard. Our attorneys help you decide on a course of action that keeps you safe and secure.
We’re accessible to you when you need us
Whistleblowers perform an honorable service for everyone. We want to see that service come to fruition. To make an appointment for a free consultation, contact the Law Offices of David C. Holmes by phone at 713.586.8862 or online. We keep flexible office hours for your convenience.