Helping Whistleblowers Protect Their Rights
A whistleblower is an employee who learns about and reports improper behavior committed by their employer or company. Learning that your employer has been doing something illegal can be extremely disheartening. However, doing the right thing and speaking up about this illegal activity takes courage. When your employer has taken action that violates federal or state laws, there are laws put in place to protect you as a whistleblower.
The types of illegal behavior that you may decide to report include:
- Behavior that poses dangers to public safety or health
- Actions that take advantage of federal benefits
- Behavior that is outright fraudulent, especially financially
- Making false statements or fraudulent records
Although these laws are in place, Duffy North understands that it can be intimidating to decide whether or not to report your employer. We are here to aggressively protect your rights and ensure you are not subjected to unfair retaliation, should you decide to take action. We encourage you to call our firm today at 215-914-9939 for counsel from an experienced Montgomery County whistleblower lawyer.
State And Federal Laws Protecting Whistleblowers
After employees blow the whistle on their employer’s illegal behavior, employers often take action to threaten or discipline them. This may include ostracizing or punishing an employee in the workplace, outright firing or letting an employee go, or creating an unsafe work environment. State and federal laws have been passed to ensure employees do not suffer from reporting wrongdoing. Our employment law attorneys and team are dedicated to ensuring you are not treated unfairly as a result of blowing the whistle.
Protecting Private And Public Employees
Reporting violations in the workplace or unsafe working conditions is your right and is typically commended by the government. However, your employer will likely not take kindly to whistleblowing, especially if they were taking measures to hide the illegal activity. It is important that you seek the representation of an aggressive whistleblower attorney to protect your rights. Please ask us about a free consultation when you call our office at 215-914-9939.