Some employees in Minnesota have to make difficult decisions in the workplace. While some of the decisions relate to a certain job title, others might be connected to decisions made or actions taken by an employer. When an employee discovers that an employer is violating a state or federal law or regulations, it can be a difficult situation to navigate.
"Blowing the whistle" on an employer is considered an important step to take, helping to ensure that workplaces are complying with any and all laws and regulations. However, it can be a hard and emotional step to take. Even when a whistleblower employee believes the rights steps were taken to report the employer, this alone does not prevent an employer from retaliation.
Our law firm understands that it is difficult to blow the whistle on an employer. It is also equally if not more difficult to interact with an employer after reporting them. An employer might discover who blew the whistle on them and decide to take action against that employee. Retaliation could come in many forms, and whistleblower protection laws protect employees from retaliatory actions, such as termination, demotion, harassment or discrimination.
At our law firm we attempt to help clients understand if they have been a victim of retaliation after blowing the whistle on an employer. Additionally, our law firm attempts to help clients navigate claims, as well as helping to obtain settlements for losses and damages arising from the matter.
Whistleblower protection is important because violations in the workplace should be reported. However, the fear of retaliation often hinders employees from taking these steps. If you believe you are a victim of retaliation, or fear that you will be retaliated against for blowing the whistle on an employer, it is important to fully understand your situation and the available options. To learn more, please visit our whistleblower protection website.