You may have witnessed or directly suffered ramifications from unsafe practices in your workplace that you feel should be reported. Situations that may have inspired you to take action include:
- Food safety issues
- Breaches of confidentiality
- Mistreatment of patients in medical settings
- Anything you believe could impact public safety or public health
We understand that calling out your employer for serious wrongdoings can be an intimidating thought, especially if you value your job and are afraid that doing so could put your livelihood into peril. You may even have seen how others who acted in kind have dealt with harassment on the job or even been fired as a result. However, do not allow yourself to be threatened. Because whistleblowers are acting out of a desire to contribute to a safer work environment, the law protects them from any type of punishment imposed by supervisors and employers.
If you have reason to believe that you have been subjected to unfair treatment because you took action against unlawful practices, we want to hear from you. We can help protect your job while defending your right to a safe, lawful work environment.
Compensation for Whistleblowers
Any negative consequences you are subjected to as a result of acting as a whistleblower are completely illegal and may entitle you to compensation when legal action is taken. What is most likely to occur after you have spoken up is that the government will get involved and demand your employer to pay damages. It is possible that you could receive some of the amount that is collected. In addition, our attorneys will examine your case to see whether laws such as the False Claims Act or Dodd-Frank Act apply.
If you are considering speaking up against unsafe practices in your workplace or have already done so and dealt with retaliation, contact us by phone or online to set up a free consultation.