Unlawful Retaliation & Whistleblower Protection

Unlawful Retaliation & Whistleblower Protection

Illinois and federal laws prohibit employers from retaliating against employees and whistleblowers who bring potential unlawful action to the attention of the employer or the government. Our whistleblower lawyers negotiate and litigate on behalf of employees who have been retaliated against.

Unlawful Retaliation

Illinois employees who believe they have suffered retaliation in the workplace will generally not have a legally actionable claim unless the adverse action was 1) actionable retaliation under the Illinois Whistleblower Act or the Sarbanes-Oxley Act,… Read More


The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (“SOX”) is a federal law that was enacted in 2002 in response to a number of high-profile corporate and accounting scandals. SOX contains eleven sections which regulate and impose new standards on public company boards, man… Read More

The Illinois Whistleblower Protection Act

The Illinois Whistleblower Act, 740 Ill. Comp. Stat. §175 et seq., applies to employers of one or more employees, but does not include protection for governmental entities. Under the Act, employees in Illinois are afforded protection for engaging in… Read More

Federal False Claims Act and Illinois Whistleblower Reward and Protection Act

The federal False Claims Act (“FCA”), 37 U.S.C. § 3729, the Civil False Claims Act, 37 U.S.C. § 3730, and the Illinois Whistleblower Reward and Protection Act (“IWRPA”), 740 Ill. Comp. Stat. 175, encourage employees to report fraud perpetra… Read More

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