Retaliation and Whistleblowing
Our whistleblower attorneys represent employees who have been retaliated against by their employers for discrimination claims and reporting illegal, unsafe or fraudulent practices by their employers. Our labor and employment law attorneys have represented employees who have “blown the whistle” by reporting their employers improper conduct to government agencies or law enforcement. Retaliation can include mistreatment, wrongful termination, reassignment, demotion and the denial of promotion and benefits. Call now at (800) 893-9645 to speak with one of employment law attorneys to discuss your employment rights.
Examples of Whistleblowing may be when an employee is fired, harassed, demoted, reassigned or denied a promotion for the following:
- refusing to participate in illegal activity when requested by employer and protected by state labor and employment laws;
- filing discrimination charges with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, New York State Division on Human Rights or an equivalent agency;
- reporting of illegal activities that an employee had a reasonable belief that was occurring even if that employer is later found to be innocent;
- reporting illegal employer activities to employer or law enforcement;
- assisting in an investigation of an employer accused of illegal conduct;
- reporting violations of environmental protection laws (Clean Air Act, Comprehensive Environmental Response, Safe Drinking Water Act, Solid Waste Disposal Act, Toxic Substance Control Act, Water Pollution Control Act); and
- reporting workplace safety violations (Occupational Health and Safety Administration).