You Should Not Be Disciplined Or Fired For Doing The Right Thing
If an employee reports his or her employer for some sort of illegal action, known as whistleblowing, that employee may find himself or herself being retaliated against by his or her employer. While it is illegal for an employer to retaliate against a whistleblower, what is and is not retaliation against protected actions may be hard to judge. If you think your employer retaliated against you for uncovering and reporting something illegal or wasteful to a state or local government agency, our Indianapolis whistleblower retaliation attorneys are here to help.
At the Employment Law Office of John H. Haskin & Associates, LLC, we are dedicated to protecting the rights of employees all over Indiana. We are the largest and most experienced employment litigation firm, dedicated solely to representing employees. Our lawyers have successfully resolved employment law disputes through negotiation and settlement, trial and appearances before employment commissions.
How Might My Employer Retaliate?
Employers sometimes fire employees who report illegal behavior by the company. The employee has to prove that the firing is the result of his or her whistleblowing actions. Sometimes it is obvious, sometimes it is harder to prove.
An employer may also demote, harass, discipline or otherwise make an employee feel unwelcome in hopes that he or she may quit. This may be harder to prove as employer retaliation but you may have a claim if you can show that it relates to or started occurring around the time of your reporting the illegal activity.
If you feel that your employer is retaliating against you because you uncovered and reported some sort of illegal behavior, did your job "too well" (specific to safety, quality control or enforcement jobs) or refused to do something illegal when your employer ordered you to, you need to speak with a lawyer about this as soon as possible. There are statutes of limitations on being able to file a retaliation claim.
Contact Us To Learn More About How We Can Protect Your Rights
Call us at 800-872-2334 or contact us online to schedule your free, confidential phone consultation. We understand the difficult situation you are in, and we will do everything we can to help.