There are many whistleblower protection statutes at the federal level that are enforced only by OSHA (Occupation Safety & Health Administration) through the Department of Labor. The OSHA website gives you information on how to file with them in order to receive assistance in bringing a whistleblower claim. There are many federal statutes that do not permit you to file a lawsuit on your own to be protected from or compensated for being retaliated against for exposing your employer’s wrongdoing. You should go to this website and determine if your whistleblower claim is covered by OSHA or you can contact a lawyer to advise you whether the claim can be brought by you or has to be brought by OSHA.