Milwaukee Whistleblower Attorney
When lawyers at Alan Olson & Associates talk about the SOX, we’re not talkin’ baseball. In the wake of a series of celebrated accounting debacles, Congress enacted the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (“SOX”) to protect whistleblowers that expose an employer’s fraud. SOX provides that no employer subject to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 may discharge, demote, suspend, threaten, harass, directly or indirectly, or in any other manner discriminate against a whistleblower.
Before filing suit in federal court under SOX, our Milwaukee firm of employment law attorneys must file a complaint, within 180 days after the date on which the violation occurs, with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) and afford OSHA an opportunity to resolve the allegations administratively.
Wisconsin employees who suffer retaliation by their employer may recover under SOX, 2 times the amount of lost back pay and benefits, with interest; and compensation for litigation costs, expert witness fees, and reasonable attorneys’ fees. Most clients of Alan Olson & Associates are not interested in going back to the job where they suffered the retaliation, but if desired, SOX does provide the additional remedy of reinstatement with seniority status.
If you have been retaliated against for reporting your Wisconsin employer’s falsification of corporate records, you may have a SOX claim. Have your questions about the law answered by filling out our contact form or placing a call to the employment law attorneys at Alan Olson & Associates.