In Florida and elsewhere, it's against the law to fire you because you tried to enforce your legal rights. It's also illegal for an employer to fire or harass you for reporting something that is illegal (this is known as whistleblower protection).
At The Amlong Firm in Fort Lauderdale, we understand workplace retaliation and whistleblower protection. We also have experts who understand it. Our lawyers are aggressive advocates who are here to help when an employee suffered wrongful termination or other adverse employment actions simply for doing the right thing.
Our opponents know we are willing to go to try cases, and we obtain settlements that are generally better than those obtained by lawyers with a reputation for being reluctant to go to court.
If You Speak Up And Get Slapped Down
People shouldn't have to work in a job environment where illegal things are going on. People also shouldn't have to fear retaliatory discharge from their jobs if they report something they sincerely believe is against the law — or even if they refuse to join in the lawbreaking. For some employers, however, the rule is "speak up and you will get slapped down."
A whistleblower protection claim often involves employer retaliation for reporting something that is illegal, or for saying, "No, boss, I won't do that" when the employer asked you to do something illegal.
Examples Of Retaliatory Firing And Whistleblower Claims
We represent clients who faced employer retaliatory firing or ugly treatment after they reported a sexual harassment, discrimination, or wage-and-hour claim. Also, a significant number of clients we represent in the workplace retaliation and whistleblowing area are human resources professionals who urged following the law but whose employers viewed them as traitors. Another large group consists of "finance and insurance" managers from car dealerships who refused to go along with fraudulent loans. Others include people from pharmaceutical sales or physicians' offices who refuse to participate in "kickback" or other schemes that impact Medicare or other tax dollars. Other clients have experienced retaliation for filing workers' compensation claims or reporting OSHA violations.
Contact An Attorney To Talk About Your Rights As A Whistleblower
For a consultation with a workplace retaliation and whistleblower protection attorney at The Amlong Firm, call 954-519-2235 or fill out our simple contact form. From our office in Fort Lauderdale, we serve clients throughout South Florida.