Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Act 101–it protects Americans from unsafe cars and parts

The Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Act is a law passed by Congress om 2015 which offers monetary rewards to auto industry insiders who report serious safety violations of cars. The law allows employees or contractors of a car manufacturer, parts supplier or dealership who report serious violations of federal safety laws to get up to 30 percent of any money sanctions over $1 million that the government recovers based on that information.

Whistleblowers can reveal any violation, even those which happened before the law’s passage that originated anywhere in the world, as long as the cars or components were sold in the U.S.. This law can be engaged by anyone in the world and whistleblowers do not have to live in the U.S. to bring a claim. They can do so through a U.S. lawyer. The whistleblowers are protected from retaliation and can remain anonymous.

Jeffrey Newman represents whistleblowers in various states.