Protecting Workers From Retaliation In Whistleblower Claims
Some workers turn a blind eye to issues in the workplace in fear of alienation or termination. It takes strength to step forward against the unlawful actions of a co-worker or employer. When a company feels threatened by an employee reporting unlawful activity in the workplace, the company may very well take retaliatory actions. Retaliation can occur in any of the following ways:
- Terminating employment
- Denying a promotion
- Denying schedule change requests
- Showing preferential treatment to other employees
If you are concerned about your rights as a whistleblower or you would like more information regarding your legal protections, we encourage you to contact our office in Cranston as soon as possible. The lawyers at Formisano & Company have a long history of success handling complex employment law cases. With over 50 years of combined legal experience, our trusted attorneys offer the legal counsel required in whistleblower claims. We are also prepared to strategically represent your case in court when necessary.
Employees Are Shielded From Retaliation By Law
If an employee witnesses illegal activity that threatens the safety of the public, the employee has a right to notify the proper authorities or his or her supervisor without danger of punishment. Under pertinent law, an employee cannot be subjected to retaliation for reporting illegal activities, otherwise called whistleblowing. This protection also extends to employees who refuse to engage in such illegal conduct at work.
If a worker witnesses instances of employer fraud, government contract fraud or other activities that could potentially endanger the public welfare, the employee has a right to speak up. If you have suffered retaliation in the workplace after reporting unlawful activities, you need an experienced employment law attorney on your side.
Are You Concerned About Your Rights As A Whistleblower? Call Us.
If you have experienced a hostile workplace or retaliation by your employer, do not hesitate to schedule a confidential consultation at our Rhode Island office. We can also take proactive measures to protect against unlawful retaliatory actions. Contact us today by calling 401-400-4402 or fill out an online form, and we will contact you.