When an employee believes that unfair conduct is taking place at a place of employment, he or she may report the situation. As a result, the activity may come to an end, but under unfortunate circumstances, a worker could potentially be retaliated against for making a report. If an individual believes that he or she was treated unfairly, looking into whistleblower claims and legal action could potentially suit the case.
A woman in Florida is currently pursuing a suit after she was terminated from her position. It was reported that the woman had apparently been reprimanded from superiors at the hotel where she worked due to her booking African-American guests. The employee was apparently told to be "more selective" about the type of guests allowed to stay at the hotel.
After continuing to book African-American guests at the hotel, the woman was reportedly informed that she should resign. The woman did not resign and claims that her pay was negatively affected. She was later terminated from her position, but it was reported as being due to performing below expectations.
The former employee has filed a case due to what she believes were violations of the Florida Whistleblower Act. As her situation proceeds, she may wish to learn how best to prepare for her case and what legal strategies she may find best suited to her situation. Individuals in similar situations who believe they were treated unfairly after filing a complaint may wish to find out more about whistleblower claims and whether their circumstances could warrant legal action.
Source: wjhg.com, "NC7 INVESTIGATION: Panama City Beach Resort Hit With Whistleblower Lawsuit", Tiffany Huertas, Sept. 5, 2014