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.
Employees in Minnesota head to work everyday throughout the workweek and will generally have a pleasant experience. Unfortunately, this is not the case for all employees. Not only are some workers mistreated but they also fear reporting this mistreatment. Even when some voice their concern, those in charge retaliate against their claim. This often makes the situation worse and their employer's actions are a violation of law due to whistleblower protection.
Workers in Minneapolis, Minnesota, are most likely aware that in the past, whistleblowers were considered at best an annoyance by the federal government and rewarded through termination for bringing to light any wrong. However, the federal government's attitude has begun to change, particularly with the introduction of the whistleblower protection enhancement law.