Whistleblower Protection in the Workplace
America’s first Whistleblower Protection law predates the United States. Whistleblowers are protected because they report illegal activities, unsafe conditions, discrimination, and serious misconduct in the workplace. They do so at risk to their careers.
It is illegal for an employer to retaliate against a whistleblower. But they do.Potential whistleblowers know this, it makes the decision to act a hard one.
If you’re trying to make the decision or already have, you need professional advice immediately. Call Hux Law Firm, we will help and we will protect you.
Whistleblower Protected Actions
Whistleblowers are protected by a wide array of state and federal statutes . Each has their own rules and criteria.
Some protected actions:
- A whistleblower initiates, participates or testifies in a federal investigation into a company’s illegal actions and/or violations of federal regulations.
- Reporting employer misconduct in business conducted with the federal government.
- Reporting a violation of federal or Ohio law.
- Reporting a serious safety issue.
- Reporting a threat to the public.
A company cannot retaliate against a whistleblower but retribution tends to be more the rule and the exception.
Some common employer reactions to whistleblowing:
- Promoting a worker with less experience.
- Undeserved poor performance reviews
- Unwanted transfer.
What to Do
If you’re trying to decide if you should take a whistleblower action against your company, call us first. We will guide you through the labyrinth of laws and regulations.
If you have already made the decision and are experiencing repercussions, call us immediately. The time to file is very short.
Whistleblower cases are complicated. You need professional help from an attorney well versed and experienced in whistleblower actions.
Call Hux Law Firm, LLC for a free consultation. Now. Time is of the essence in whistleblower actions. Don’t wait. We have the knowledge and experience needed to help you maneuver through a very complex process fraught with pitfalls. You’re doing the right thing, you’re trying to make the world a better place for everyone. Don’t go it alone. Talk to us. Retaliation against whistleblowers hurts all of us. Call us. CALL NOW.