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Employee Concern Resolution and Whistleblower Defense

Overview

Conner & Winters attorneys work with clients to develop policies and programs designed to mitigate the risk of whistleblower claims; provide day-to-day counseling on employment matters; and defend clients in whistleblower litigation.

Our attorneys design and assist in implementing ombudsman and Employee Concerns Programs, which provide employees an internal avenue for expressing concerns.  Our work for the energy industry in this field is nationwide and includes representation of the nation’s largest nuclear power producers.  In addition, we are well-versed in business tools used to build workplace cultures where employees feel free to report concerns and do not fear reprisal.  Our attorneys are well-known for their work in helping clients foster effective Safety Cultures and Safety Conscious Work Environments.  We have a long-standing affiliation with the National Association of Employee Concerns Professionals.

Our attorneys have vast experience defending against whistleblower retaliation claims. We regularly litigate in state and federal courts as well as before the U.S. Department of Labor, and our experience includes handling cases under many different federal whistleblower programs, such as programs established under the Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank Acts as well as environmental, transportation and energy laws.

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