Whistleblower Rights

Sometimes employees are retaliated against for “blowing the whistle” on illegal or improper actions of their employer.  Not all types of whistleblowing are protected from retaliation. However, some categories of employees or types of issues are protected against retaliation. For example, there are laws protecting whistleblowing by Massachusetts public employees, health care workers, and for any employee blowing the whistle on workplace health and safety issues, to name a few.

If you reported (or refused to participate in or objected to) fraud, safety issues, abuse, corruption or dangers to public health and safety involving your employer, and your employer subsequently retaliated against you, you may have a claim under one of the whistleblower statutes.

If you are considering blowing the whistle on something illegal, fraudulent, or dangerous at your workplace, you may want to call us in order to learn your rights and to develop an appropriate  strategy to protect your rights. Remember, not all whistleblowing is protected by law so it is wise to consider your options with the help of an employment lawyer.

If you have already blown the whistle on your employer and are worried about retaliation, or are already facing retaliation as a result of blowing the whistle, call us right away. We may be able to help.