Anywhere you are, you will always hear a news here and there about employers or government employees suspected of committing illegal acts or practices that are punishable by law.
At most it is kept discreet but, if you happen to witness something or even experience something that you know is not right, it will be your own conscience against you if you let it alone. Yet, you will have to be weighing more the considerations if there is really a desperate need for such illegal activity to be brought to the attention of the right authorities or not.
But if you are decided to make the right move in really exposing the truth about the illegalities of your employer or a government employee, then you will become the whistleblower. During the time that there is not yet any law that protects the rights of whistleblowers, such a brave act are discriminated, and such employees get an unfair treatment by even getting discharged.
But now that there is already a law protecting the right stop, report, testify or expose the illegal act or violation from the whistleblowers, more and more have taken the step forward.
If you are convinced that what you are doing as a whistleblower is right, you have to be well aware and know of your legal rights, the provisions under the law for this, as well as the benefits that will be due you, if all proven right. It can be said that being a whistleblower is a risk on your part, but with the right plan, legal help, and knowledge you will be able to pull it through and file a whistleblower lawsuit, with a few things to consider.
You have to be accurate on your claim of illegalities, get as much information about it and gather concrete pieces of evidence that you can use. When all is set, you can begin to hire the service of an attorney that you find reliable and trustworthy and that has an extensive knowledge and experience in whistleblower lawsuit and its respective laws. Such attorney should be able to help you validate your claim, tell you of where you stand and what are your possible strong actions if it is a good information to qualify for such a lawsuit.
Always bear in mind, do not place yourself in an awkward situation that will jeopardize your course of actions and keep a low profile at all times.
What you have here are but guides that can help you in your decision, better yet, do your homework and get more and more information about whistleblowers, its laws, and everything.