Reflection on National Whistleblower Day 2021
July 29th, 2021
Why do we honor whistleblowers today?
We honor whistleblowers because we rely on them to expose corporate wrongdoing.
- Whether insider employees, consumers or patients – whistleblowers see illegal conduct and do something about it.
We honor whistleblowers because they model integrity and courage.
- Whistleblowers take a stand knowing that blowing the whistle is risky business and can come with great costs.
We honor whistleblowers because thinking about them may give us the audacity to call out wrongdoing where we see it.
- Whistleblowers remind us that taking a stand can have a tremendous positive impact on the interdependent communities in which we live and work.
And so—we honor whistleblowers today to thank them, and pledge our support of their efforts. But most important, we honor whistleblowers in hopes their example will inspire us to speak out against corporate wrongdoing and injustice.
“Truth never damages a cause that is just.” Gandhi
July 30, 2021
A Partner at Halunen Law, Susan Coler is a member of the Halunen Law False Claims Act (FCA)/Whistleblower Practice Group. She represents whistleblowers who challenge illegal corporate conduct, particularly fraud against the government. As an MSBA Labor and Employment Law Specialist, Susan has also brought successful retaliation claims in connection with FCA/qui tam cases and as stand-alone actions.