Getting Fired Isn’t The Only Illegal Action Employers Take When Employees Speak Up Against Workplace Violations
If you believe your company’s practices are violating the law, you have a right to bring your concerns to your employer or report such practices to a higher authority. It’s called whistleblowing. It’s lawful. It’s encouraged.
If your employer decides to take adverse action against you for speaking up, it’s called retaliation. It’s against the law.
What’s Considered An Adverse Action?
Some employers will fire employees for speaking up against unlawful practices or violations of the law.
Others, however, take a subtler approach. To avoid any suspicions of retaliation, they may opt to take more inconspicuous retaliatory measures like:
- Decreasing your work hours for no apparent reason
- Taking away job responsibilities
- Reducing your wages
- Denying you a promotion
Intimidation and harassment are also forms of employer retaliation for whistleblowing.
If You Suspect Retaliation, You Have Rights
Whistleblowers often fear for their job; they fear for retaliation. But they shouldn’t. There are laws that protect them. There are advocates who will fight to protect their rights – like us.
At Fair Work P.C., our attorneys handle cases for employees only. With decades of experience, we are leaders in the field and have assisted hundreds of cases for employees who have suffered workplace discrimination, retaliation for whistleblowing, withheld pay, overtime and more.
In just the five years our firm has been active, we have won millions of dollars in some of the biggest employment cases in Boston and in Massachusetts.
Let us help you. Talk to one of our lawyers about your concerns.
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