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 lawyers at Schaeffer law protect the rights of whistleblowers, seeking damages from employers who engage in retaliatory actions against them. Examples of protected whistleblower activities include:

  • Objecting to or refraining to commit, or participate in, illegal activity;
  • Providing written notice to a boss or manager threatening to inform governmental authorities of illegal activity committed by an employer;
  • Cooperating with government authorities investigating acts of wrongdoing;
  • Reporting safety and health concerns to OSHA.
Contact an experienced Whistleblower Attorney today if you have been retaliated against for being a whistleblower in Missouri or if you would like the advise of an employment lawyer for how to go about properly blowing the whistle on your employer.