Doing what is right should not cost you your job. When employees report health and safety violations or other illegal acts to the authorities, their courage to bring attention to such wrongdoing should be rewarded, not punished. If you are fired, threatened with termination, or retaliated against for telling the truth about corruption in your workplace, you may have a potential claim against your employer.
Several state and federal laws protect "whistleblowers" who report what they reasonably believe to be illegal conduct that endangers public safety, defrauds the government, or otherwise injures the general public. These laws are complex and constantly changing. The attorneys at SLF are well-versed in the federal and state laws that protect employees from retaliation for whistleblowing and are here to provide information and guidance if you have suffered retaliation for reporting illegal violations in the workplace. If you believe you have suffered or may suffer whistleblower retaliation and need a lawyer's advice, contact our office for guidance.