It can be hard for some Minnesota residents to imagine the difficulty that employees face when they discover that their employer has engaged in illegal actions. For some employees, there is a strong loyalty to their employer, and they may feel like they shouldn't take action. However, for those employees who know that they need to do the right thing and report the illegal activity, they should take some comfort in the fact that there are laws in place that provide whistleblower protection.
In particular, employees who are whistleblowers are protected from retaliation from the employer. That means that employees who report the illegal conduct of an employer cannot be wrongfully discharged from their employment for taking action.
When employees in Minnesota begin to believe that there may be illegal activity afoot in their workplace, it is a good idea to act quickly. In some cases, that means consulting legal counsel before an official report of the illegal activity takes place. However, in some cases employees have already experienced the retaliation from their employer. In those cases, the employees may need to consult legal counsel about the steps to take to hold the employer accountable for that retaliation.
At our law firm, we work with employees in Minnesota who have experienced retaliation for being a whistleblower about illegal employer activity. For more information about how our law firm might be able to help with your situation, please visit the whistleblower overview section of our website. Employers in Minnesota need to be held accountable when they violate employment law.