When an employee witnesses a violation of law in the workplace, it is often considered heroic that they step up and speak out about their employer’s violation. Even though employees mean well and are doing the right thing when they whistle blow, they could face unexpected and wrongful hardships and damages as a result. Our law firm understands that whistleblowers in Minnesota frequently endure employer retaliation after they blow the whistle, leading to such damages as lost wages, emotional distress and other damages.
Our attorneys understand that it is challenging to take a stance and oppose or report the illegal actions of an employer. Yet, when an employer’s abuse of authority takes hold, tremendous hardships may befall a whistleblower. Therefore, these individuals should understand that they have employee rights and have options to protect them.
Unfortunately, though, standing up to retaliation can be just as difficult as blowing the whistle. Intimidation and a fear of losing may initially deter an individual from taking legal action. However, we encourage these individuals to stand strong and fight for not only what they believe is right, but also what they deserve. Therefore, we strive to ensure our clients’ stories are heard and they have the opportunity to make a claim for compensation for their losses.
Our firm has much experience with whistleblowing cases and has worked hard to protect the rights of employees. We perform due diligence and ensure our clients are fully informed throughout the process. This way, our clients are able to make legal decisions that are right for them.
Those experiencing retaliation due to reporting illegal activities in the workplace should understand they have rights and options. Our law firm’s whistleblower protection overview could help provide some information so that those in such a situation can decide if taking legal action is right for them. In addition, it could help employees understand what is covered by these rights and what actions they could take.