So how Whistleblower Protection Act can help a whistle blower?
The data provided by the whistle blower is needed to original information and one derived on any prior information received by the authorities or from Public Avenue.
According to the law the SEC is certain to keep the identity of the whistle blower incognito whether the whistle blower demands for the same or not.
The act also makes sure full security of the whistleblower against any action by the employer that he's working for and he's secured against any victimization, demotion or unlawful action of the employer.
Further if the whistleblower feels that he's being unduly punished for his actions, he will take the employer to the court and if he wins he shall get compensation in the form of double the pay, legal proceedings charges, court charge and all the other costs that he could have took place thanks to the case.
There is a qui tam provision which permits a median voter to file a court action for the governing body if they know of fraud being committed against the governing body. They can also get a percentage of any cash recovered from a legal action which could mean plenty of money. Once the person files the court action, they are then known as the "relator". The govt may or may not join in on the case, dependent on the facts and what quantity of money is at risk.
As for the award, the whistle blower has to sign up for the award according to the guidelines and laws of the SEC and his eligibility for the award shall be considered if the commission feels that all due factors for the award have been fulfilled by the applicant. The sanction of the award can be known from the internet site of the SEC if the recovery is more than one million dollars.