The Whistleblower Act, also known as Nebraska’s Government Effectiveness
Act, allows individuals to report violations at their workplace. Oftentimes,
employees are so concerned about possible retaliation that they fail to
report any type of violation or potential violation. They are often worried
about losing their jobs, being harassed, or being demoted. The Whistleblower
Act is supposed to protect employees from this, but there are still a
few things you need to know about
Our Nebraska trial attorneys have listed five things to note about whistleblower
actions. Domina Law Group is dedicated to protecting our clients and helping
not only protect themselves from retaliation, but guide them towards the
compensation they deserve.
Reporting Violations is a Voluntary Act
In order to receive compensation, an individual must report a violation
or potential violation voluntarily. It must be under their own power.
They cannot be convinced to do so or share information while under duress.
Information Should Be Shared with a Government Agency or SEC
This puts the necessary information in the best hands to take appropriate
action. These parties can take action against employer and any other parties
who may have been involved in the illegal activity.
Information Provided Must Be from Firsthand Experiences
If an individual wants to report a violation, he or she must have seen
or know of the violations based on firsthand experiences. The information
cannot come from a third-party if the report is to be successfully handled
and compensation is expected.
Compensation is Only Recovered if Action is Taken
When an individual reports a violation and the agency decides to not take
action, no compensation is given. If action is taken, the violation must
be in excess of $1 million.
An Employee is Protected Under Law
Should a whistleblower publicly report a violation without anonymity, they
are to be protected from retaliation, harassment, or any other acts from
the employer. Protection is also given to those who report violations
anonymously with the help of a lawyer.
At Domina Law, our Nebraska trial lawyers are skilled in these types of
matters and we know how to help individuals who want to report allegations
of violations to the government or the SEC. Trust us to help you file
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