General Motors has been in the public spotlight for its alleged failure to disclose important safety information about potentially dangerous auto parts and its failure to recall vehicles that were known to have been built with defective parts. Our national whistleblower lawyers are available to speak confidentially with current or former GM employees about any potential wrongful actions that took place at the company.
If you are a current or former employee of GM or another major corporation and want to "blow the whistle" on potentially fraudulent practices, contact us today. We offer free and confidential consultations and will make sure your rights are fully protected.
History: General Motors Accused of Negligence
General Motors is under investigation for its handling of an ignition switch recall that resulted in at least 12 deaths. According to allegations, the company withheld information about a possible problem with ignition switches that could cause the affected vehicles' engine to shut down and the airbags to become disabled without warning.
The company allegedly knew about the problem more than ten years ago, but failed to warn consumers or recall vehicles that had been installed with the defective part. The company issued the first of several recalls involving the defective ignition switch on Feb. 13, 2014. The recall has since expanded to include 2.6 million vehicles, including all model years of:
- Chevrolet Cobalt and HHR
- Pontiac G5 and Solstice
- Saturn Ion and Sky
Accusations over the wrongful handling of the ignition switch recall has led to a slurry of other GM recalls, as the company attempts to fix all potential problems. The company has recalled some 20 million vehicles worldwide just this year.
Whistleblowers and General Motors
Employees of large corporations are oftentimes afraid to blow the whistle on fraudulent corporate practices because of the possible consequences. Our whistleblower lawyers realize the sensitivity of these cases and do everything we can to protect potential clients. There are laws that serve to protect whistleblowers from actions such as:
- Wrongful termination
- Unlawful demotions
- Reduction in salary or benefit cuts
- Harassment or isolation
- Trying to force the employee to quit
If you believe that your employer has acted unlawfully in any way, you can seek legal counsel from our lawyers. We will listen to your story in a free and completely confidential consultation and will let you know if you have course for legal action. To learn more, contact us today.