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Filing a Whistleblower Claim

Whistleblower Lawyer Serving Chicago, IL

How does the Sarbanes-Oxley Act apply to you?

In response to a series of high-profile corporate accounting scandals, such as those at Enron and WorldCom, Congress passed the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) in 2002 to provide more comprehensive regulation of publicly-traded companies. SOX established enhanced standards for all U.S. public company boards, management, and public accounting firms. It also provides powerful protections for employees who file whistleblower claims against a company. If your employer has retaliated against you for reporting company fraud or regulatory violations, you may be entitled to recover damages.

If you think you may have a claim under SOX, contact the Law Offices of Fern Trevino. An attorney from the firm with experience handling whistleblower claims will meet with you, discuss your facts, and determine whether you have grounds for filing a claim. The Department of Labor reports that the majority of SOX claims are dismissed, so it is vital to work with an attorney who has the experience and skill to help you effectively present your case.

Sarbanes-Oxley Claims in Chicago

You must file a formal complaint of whistleblower retaliation with OSHA within 90 days or you will lose the right to take legal action, regardless of the merits of your case. If you win your case under SOX, the court may order your employer to reinstate you, and may award you back pay and benefits, compensatory damages, abatement orders against your employer, and reasonable attorney's fees and costs. You can file a claim whether you have only been reprimanded for making your report, or have been terminated from your job. Do not hesitate to take advantage of the powerful protections available to you under SOX.

Contact an experienced attorney from the Law Offices of Fern Trevino to learn more about your rights as a whistleblower under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

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