Trust the talented attorneys at Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison to help you fight back against illegal retaliation for whistleblowing.
All too often, people are afraid to speak up when their employers break the law because they are worried about losing their jobs. In reality, you don’t have to be afraid. It is illegal for your employer to fire or otherwise discipline you for whistleblower activities. And if they do take unfair and illegal actions against you, PLBH is here to help you challenge those actions and secure the compensation you deserve.
What Qualifies as Whistleblowing?
Any time an employee reports illegal or fraudulent activity to the relevant authorities, this qualifies as whistleblowing. Common examples of whistleblowing include reporting:
- Health and safety violations
- Tax fraud
- Financial forgeries or fraud
- Deceptive or unfair business practices
- Shareholder rights violations
- Other employment law violations
It is important to note that whistleblower protections apply even if it turns out the employer was innocent of the alleged illegal behavior—as long as the employee can show they had a good faith belief that illegal activity had occurred, they are protected.
How to Respond to Retaliation for Whistleblowing
Any time you participate in whistleblower activities, it is wise to keep a careful record of any possible retaliation events that follow. For example, if you encounter hostility at work, if you are disciplined, or if you are fired, you should gather all possible documentation of the incident. Ask for a written explanation of the action against you, get a copy of your employee record, and get contact information from any coworkers who may have witnessed employer remarks or actions that may be pertinent to your case.
Based on your documentation and our own investigation of the facts of your case, Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison can help you create a strong case for compensation following whistleblowing retaliation. We can represent your interests in and out of court, fighting diligently to help you get your job back after a wrongful termination and/or secure monetary compensation for lost wages, emotional distress, legal fees, and other damages related to the retaliation.
Call Now to Learn More
If you would like to learn more about your rights and options in a whistleblower case, please contact PLBH at (800) 435-7542 and request a free consultation with one of our talented employment law attorneys.