When you have reported inappropriate actions in the workplace, including unsafe conditions, harassment, violation of pay laws, or other employment-related issues you could face retaliation. Although Florida is an at-will employment state, it’s still against the law for your employer to harass or fire you because you tried to enforce your legal rights or for reporting something that is illegal. These types of cases are known as whistleblower cases.
Some types of retaliation are blatant and obvious, such as discipline or discharge, but employers often have subtle ways of retaliating against those who have reported them and marginalizing them in the workplace. You could be subject to intimidation, threatened, suffer a hostile work environment, or be verbally harassed. Sharp Law Firm, P.A. understands how difficult it can be to speak out against wrongdoing and illegal practices in the workplace. Victims of whistleblower retaliation need an attorney who understands employment law as well as the dynamics and psychology of the workplace, and who will treat them with compassion. We will make sure you understand your options, discuss the process with you, and make sure we fight aggressively to protect you and make sure your employer is held accountable for their illegal actions.
If you believe you are a victim of whistleblower retaliation, contact the Fort Lauderdale, Florida office of Sharp Law Firm, P. A.