In this article, you will discover:
Some of the most common retaliation whistleblowers or those who make a complaint face are:
Your company likely has a retaliation-free or open-door policy as part of its wrongdoing response. While most employers have them, many unfortunately fail to actually follow them in practice.
As such, the best way to protect yourself after reporting wrongdoing is to involve an attorney as soon as you have made the report, if not sooner.
Additionally, maintaining a paper trail and regularly following up on your report will pay dividends later. Employers tend to take a much different approach to the incident if you have one, especially if they have in-house counsel or consult counsel. Further, most of the time they will not want to bother you with an overt action such as termination, demotion, or anything of the sort because of the explicit evidence you have.
Regardless of the situation you think you need to report, if you partner with a whistleblower and retaliation attorney before reporting, they can help you:
An attorney’s goal will likely shift, as is the case with our practice, if you reach out to them after you report wrongdoing. We resolve to work with you from that point forward. If wrongdoing is affecting your day-to-day work life, then we:
If you have actually reported something and it resulted in an adverse action such as termination or demotion, we can:
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