Federal and California laws prohibit retaliation or termination of workers who blow the whistle on illegal activities within their company.
Texas law does not specifically protect whistleblowers, but it does protect employees who are fired for refusing to commit illegal acts. There are many different types of discrimination that take place in the workplace, including:
If you have been discriminated against and your employer has retaliated against you for exercising your rights as an employee and a person, you may want to file a whistleblower complaint. In states that have whistleblower laws, like California, you must file a complaint with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) within 30 days of the alleged reprisal. This is a relatively short window, which is why it is recommended to retain the services of an experienced employment attorney immediately if you believe your employer has retaliated against you for filing a complaint. OSHA’s laws offer protection to whistleblowers in different respects and for a wide range of offenses, such as racial discrimination in the workplace or disclosing trade secrets.
How to File a Whistleblower Complaint
One important thing to keep in mind when it comes to whistleblower complaints is that the history of the complaint doesn’t matter. However, if you made your complaint in good faith and were then punished for it by your employer, you have rights. These types of cases can be relatively complicated, which is why it is important you have an experienced legal team on your side. Attorney Janovsky has represented countless clients throughout both California and Texas on whistleblowing claims and is prepared to do the same for you.
If you are concerned that an employee’s termination was due to their whistleblowing, or whether a company is at risk of violation of whistleblower protections, contact Attorney Janovsky for a consultation. Janovsky & Associates has handled whistleblower cases of all shapes and sizes, including:
● Misrepresentations and omissions in financial filings
● Accounting fraud
● Insider trading
● Exposing of trade secrets
● Investment fraud
● Trading violations
● Pricing violations
These types of cases can be extremely complicated and come with a lot of moving parts. If you have information about a whistleblower or have been retaliated against in the workplace because you reported misconduct, harassment, discrimination, or a violation of workplace safety and health law, please contact the DFW law office of Janovsky & Associates today. There are numerous ways to make a whistleblower complaint and Attorney Janovsky is prepared to help you find the one that makes the most sense for you.
Legal Disclaimer: The information provided on this website is not legal advice, and does not establish an attorney-client relationship. The information is provided for informational purposes only.