Whistleblower Claims

Have you suffered an adverse employment action because of your participation in a workers’ compensation case? Were you fired because you reported sexual assault or harassment? Have you been denied employment in a particular industry because you spoke out about criminal conduct or illegal acts? If so, you may have a right to compensation. The law provides special protections for people just like you. These are called “whistleblower protections,” and when employers violate these protections, it can give you a right to bring a claim for compensation.

At Five Points Law Group, our attorneys have experience handling these complex cases, which often involve state and federal laws. Call today to schedule a free consultation, and find out if we can help you get compensation.

Who is a Whistleblower?

A whistleblower is someone who reports unlawful acts or files a lawful claim. There are many ways that whistleblower laws can be implicated both at the federal and state levels. It all depends on the type of conduct that you reported. The goal of whistleblower protection laws is to encourage employees to come forward about illegal or discriminatory conduct in their workplace, and protect those who honestly and in good faith make reports.

What is Protected Under Whistleblower Laws?

There are a number of potential actions that are protected under the law. Here are just a few of the primary types of actions that are protected.

Alabama law provides protections against workers who file workers’ compensation claims for their injuries. An employer who retaliates by terminating or demoting a worker for filing a claim may be liable to the employee. Likewise, others who answer questions, serve as witnesses, or cooperate in the investigation are also protected.

In this critical time in history, it is extremely important that people be willing to come forward as witnesses and support sexual harassment investigations. Employees who are retaliated against for filing claims of harassment or who cooperate in investigations or report conduct to management are protected against retaliation.

Those who report discrimination, including racial, sex-based, age-related, or other forms of unlawful discrimination are also protected.

Under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, there are unique protections to help those who suffer retaliation for speaking out against corporate fraud and other illegal acts, such as insider trading and securities fraud.

What to do if You Suffer Retaliation by Your Employer

If you have suffered adverse employment actions as a result of your speaking out against discrimination, corporate crimes or fraud, or any form of discrimination or harassment, then you may have specific protections under state or federal law. As a whistleblower, you are entitled to protections, which may include the right to be compensated for your loss of income and the damage done to your career. To protect your rights and get the compensation that you deserve, you need to hire an experienced employment lawyer who understands how to handle these sensitive cases.

The attorneys of Five Points Law Group are here to help when you need us. We can carefully explain your rights and help you determine whether you have a claim against your employer. When you are ready to discuss your situation, call Five Points Law Group today.

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