Protecting Your Well-Being And Career After You Report A Wrongdoing
When an employee reports a wrongdoing in the workplace, they are holding their employer and colleagues accountable to an ethical standard. Whether you have reported an employer, coworker, supplier, or related company entity, you deserve protection for your whistleblowing. Workplace retaliation has serious consequences, and those who threaten your professional well-being should be held liable.
At Lindner Law, LLC, our legal team has decades of experience representing clients across Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. There are many state and federal laws that protect employees from retaliation. Our lawyers are prepared to strategically advocate for you throughout your conflict.
What Is A Whistleblower, And How Are They Protected?
A whistleblower is an employee who reports company misconduct. Such misconduct may include fraud or illegal activity, but it can encompass a wide spectrum of wrongdoing.
Federal laws, such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act passed in 2002 and False Claims Act, help protect employees who report illegal activities from various forms of retaliation. Wisconsin and Illinois law also protects you from retaliation for exposing illegal company activities.
You Deserve Protection From Retaliation
Employers cannot retaliate for any type of employee whistleblowing. Wondering what retaliation may look like? Retaliation is a direct response to whistleblowing, and it may take on forms such as:
- Passing over promotions
- Decreased pay
- Not providing equal opportunities
- Demotion or shift reassignments
- Unfair performance reviews
- Sudden exclusion from important meetings or teams
Such patterns of retaliation should not be tolerated. Your dedicated legal representative will see your state and federal protections are adhered to.
Learn More With A Free Consultation
Do not face this alone. Our employment law lawyers can help. For a free consultation, call us in Milwaukee at 414-488-6870. You can also reach us in Appleton by calling 920-335-1342 or at 888-217-1625 for statewide and Northern Illinois services. Send us an email with our contact form.