As you know, many of our cities and townships here in Michigan have been fraught with allegations of wrongdoing. Some of these cases have reached their conclusions while others are still ongoing. These stories bring up a lot of questions for Detroit residents, especially those who are considering blowing the whistle on corruption.
Our attorneys believe strongly that asking questions is a wonderful way to find the answers you need. However, it is critical to ask these questions to the right individual to receive accurate replies. Singling out government personnel for a lengthy Q&A session sounds great for would-be whistleblowers, but is difficult to execute. Our government officials are busy, to put it mildly. So, where else can you find the answers you seek?
You can ask people that you know, but there is no guarantee that the answers they provide are valid. Instead, you may receive answers based on myth, which will only complicate your situation and could even lead you down the wrong path.
It is far better to place your trust in a professional who is extremely familiar with the laws and the ethics of becoming a whistleblower. If you are asking questions about whistleblowers because you feel a need to call out wrongdoing and illegal or unethical activities, consider consulting with an attorney. Doing so can provide you with the answers you seek while also giving you a sturdy foundation upon which to plan your next steps.
You can continue learning about whistleblowers and the process of blowing the whistle in our blog and on our website. Please contact our office for more information.