Employees who expose corruption or wrongdoing on the part of an employer are often granted certain legal protections. Since employers engaged in illegal activity are interested in avoiding exposure, employees who threaten to contact the authorities or who alert upper management are often subject to harassment, intimidation, or termination. In some cases, whistleblowers are entitled to economic damages for acts of retaliation undertaken by an employer. Damages may include compensation for lost wages, lost earnings, lost standing or opportunity, denied promotions, and emotional pain and suffering when coupled with physical harm.
The employment attorneys at our firm protect the rights of whistleblowers, seeking damages from employers who engage in retaliatory actions against them. Examples of protected whistleblower activities include: