There are thousands of good employees in Minnesota – employees who do what they are supposed to do and abide by the appropriate employment laws. However, there are some employers who violate Minnesota laws. When this occurs, some employees take it upon themselves to do the right thing and inform the appropriate authorities. Unfortunately, employees who take these actions may be subject to retaliation from their employers.
This is where whistleblower protection rights come into play. Employees who report illegal conduct by their employers – whether it is wage payment violations, falsifying documents or employing illegal workers – are protected by the law. Specifically, the Minnesota Whistleblower Act protects workers in Minnesota from retaliation by employers who are found to be violating employment laws.
Employees need to know that they are in the right if they decide to act on the information they have about their employer’s illegal conduct. Oftentimes, it is necessary to press those rights in a legal filing in court.
At our law firm, we defend the rights of whistleblowers. It is important to try to take action before retaliation occurs, but, unfortunately, in some situations it is too late. But, the right approach can hold the employer accountable for retaliation. No good employee should be afraid of retaliation by employers who are breaking the law, but they need to know their rights. By getting more information, employees will know their protections. For more information about how our law firm attempts to help whistleblowers in Minnesota, please visit our website.