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We Protect Individuals Who Seek To Disclose Corporate Wrongdoing

If you've come across information that indicates that your employer or another company is committing financial crimes, it's your responsibility to report it to the relevant agency, whether it's the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). You may even get paid handsomely if the information you provide leads a government agency to the crime and subsequent prosecution.

It can be a frightening prospect to reveal the illegal acts of a company due to fear of retaliation if it discovers you reported the information. It also can sometimes be a challenge to collect the reward you're due.

How To Take The First Step

The best way to become a whistleblower is with experienced legal counsel by your side. Our attorneys at the Ponder Legal Group, have taken on some of the most complex cases in the country. We protect and guide whistleblowers through the necessary steps to ensure they have done what is needed to collect the financial rewards they deserve.

Call 888-201-0303 today for a free, confidential consultation with an attorney who is experienced in Alabama whistleblowing cases.

Reporting Tax Fraud: IRS Whistleblowers

Anyone who discovers information that leads to the successful prosecution of tax fraud can be rewarded as an IRS whistleblower. The reward can be up to 30% of the additional taxes, penalties and any other amount collected by the IRS based on the information provided. If you're looking at becoming an IRS whistleblower, we can help you.

Corporate Law Violation: SEC Whistleblowers

The SEC is the government agency designed to oversee fair business practices with a mission statement that reads:

“The mission of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is to protect investors; maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets; and facilitate capital formation.”

If you discover information indicating that a business or individual is violating corporate law, you can participate in the SEC whistleblower program to ensure that:

  • You are kept safe from the ramifications
  • Your identity is protected
  • You receive the reward you deserve

SEC whistleblowers can earn up to 30% of the monetary sanctions collected by the SEC after an enforcement action that was facilitated by their information takes place. The SEC receives thousands of anonymous tips and doesn't have the resources to investigate each one. The best way to make sure that your data is evaluated and you qualify for the program is with a knowledgeable attorney by your side.

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Whistleblowers

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) of 1977 makes it illegal for any individual or corporation to bribe any foreign officials to gain a business advantage. Sadly, many companies do it anyway. If you encounter information indicating that your employer or another business has committed this crime, you may be eligible to participate in a whistleblower program and recover a significant reward if your information leads to prosecution and monetary penalties.

Railroad Workers: Reporting Dangerous of Unsafe Conditions 

Title 49 U.S.C. Section 20109 provides robust protections for railroad workers who engage in protected whistleblowing activities. These protections include safeguards against retaliation in the form of termination, demotion, harassment, or any other adverse employment action. Railroad employers are prohibited from retaliating against employees who report safety concerns or cooperate with safety investigations conducted by regulatory agencies such as the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).

When It's Time To Do The Right Thing

If you're considering becoming a whistleblower, work with an established team. Call the Ponder Legal Group in Birmingham today at 888-201-0303. Our initial, confidential consultation is free and comes with no obligations. You can also contact us via this website's confidential email regarding the issue so that we can get in touch with you.

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