Charleston Whistleblower Lawyer
Protecting Employees from Employer Retaliation
When you see misconduct or illegal activity at your workplace, don’t be afraid to speak up! Taking legal action against an employer can be intimidating, but you are protected by law to file a complaint whether you win the case or not.
A whistleblower is someone who brings harassment or illegal activity at a workplace out into the open so that the people responsible can be held accountable. Many people witness harmful activities but are afraid to report them out of fear of how their employer will react. This is what those responsible are counting on. A workplace is like its own small society where you are subject to a different set of rules and power structure. It can feel like the outside rules don’t apply here – but they do. The law provides protections for whistleblowers so that employers will be held accountable if they attempt retaliation.
Schedule a free consultation with our experienced whistleblower attorney in Charleston today. Call Hoosier Law Firm, PLLC at (800) 455-8721.
What Is Retaliation & How Can I Stop It from Happening?
When a qui tam (whistleblower) claim is filed, you are instantly protected from retaliation from your employer so long as the claim was filed in good faith. Even if your coworker or employer isn’t found guilty of misconduct, you were still within your rights to file the claim and are protected.
There are many ways an employer can attempt retaliation, such as:
- Denying the whistleblower deserved promotions or raises
- Docking the whistleblower’s wages
- Changing the whistleblower’s hours
- Excluding the whistleblower from staff meetings
- Terminating the whistleblower or their friends
- Transferring a whistleblower to a different department for seemingly no reason
If you believe that your employer is retaliating against you, you will need to prove that they would not have taken these actions in normal circumstances. Save any positive performance reviews you have received in the past, take notice of how your employer treats your coworkers, and save all emails or instant messages between you and your employer.
We Can Fight for You
Taking action against an employer is not easy, but you did the right thing by speaking up. Now, let the experienced whistleblower attorney of Hoosier Law Firm, PLLC in Charleston fight for your rights. We want to help you create a work environment that is comfortable and harassment-free. If that is not possible, we can help you get compensation for the time you have to take off while looking for another job.
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