An employer may not terminate an employee because the employee refuses to violate the law, reports illegal conduct to a supervisor or manager, or reports violations of law to outside agencies. The following are just a few examples of such protected activity:
- Refusal to perform an illegal act or commit a violation of public policy.
- Complaining about the employer’s fraud or safety violations.
- Reporting discrimination or workplace harassment of co-workers.
- Reporting wage/hour violations to the Department of Labor.
- Reporting hospital or nursing home patient safety violations or abuse.
- Serving on jury duty.
- Deploying as part of military service.
- Engaging in union-related activity.
- Exercising rights under workers’ compensation laws.
If you believe you have been retaliated against because of your whistleblowing or protected activity, please contact us for a full evaluation of your situation.