Dublin Whistleblower & Retaliation Lawyer
You may have heard of the term “whistleblower,” but what exactly does it mean? A whistleblower is an employee or former employee who reports illegal activity to the government. They may do so on behalf of a company, person, agency, or government body. In a nutshell, whistleblowers are reporting illegal activity and they have the evidence to support it.
Many people are afraid to report illegal activity that their employer is engaging in because of possible retaliation. However, retaliating against an employee or former employee is illegal under federal law.
Retaliation occurs when an employer takes adverse action against a person for reporting illegal activity. Adverse action refers to a type of punishment or negative activity, such as firing or laying off an employee or demoting them, denying them a promotion, or reducing pay or hours.
You have the right to report illegal activity without repercussions. Oliver Law understands the state and federal laws that apply. Learn more by contacting a Dublin whistleblower & retaliation lawyer today.
The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) has 17 statutes in place, ranging from environmental laws like the Clean Air Act and Solid Waste Disposal Act to nuclear safety laws like the Energy Reorganization Act. There are other protections for employees that deal with topics such as unsanitary conditions, exposure to toxic chemicals, excessive noise levels, heat or cold stress, and mechanical dangers.
There are also protections at the state level. Ohio has laws protecting whistleblowers in the workplace. However, whistleblowers must follow the exact reporting requirements of the state statute if they want their case to be heard in court.
What Can You Report?
Under state and federal laws, whistleblowers are protected from reporting issues such as:
- Employee safety
- Wage issues
- Family and Medical Leave
- Child labor
- Financial issues
- Transportation services
- Mine hazards and inspections
- Consumer product safety
- Food safety
- Agricultural work
- Health insurance
- Military status
- Environmental protection
Why You Need an Employment Law Lawyer
Due to the complexities of employment law, it’s important to contact an employment lawyer if you are facing retaliation as well as other workplace issues such as discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, hostile work environment, unsafe working conditions, leave of absence challenges, wage and hour law violations, misclassification, and severance issues. If a problem occurs, an employment lawyer can help employers and employees work together to reach a resolution.
Working with an employment lawyer can bring about a favorable outcome, depending on the circumstances of your case. It may result in a significant compensation award. You could also be reinstated to your job (if that’s what you want) or allowed to work in a safer environment. Your employer could also be fined or punished in some other way so they are held accountable for their illegal activities.
Contact Oliver Law Office Today
Retaliation is never allowed in an employment environment. If you have been a victim, seek legal help right away.
Oliver Law Office can assess your case and help you understand the next steps. Schedule a consultation with a Dublin whistleblower & retaliation lawyer by calling (614) 220-9100 or filling out the online form.
meet the founder jami s. oliver
When Jami Oliver launched her own firm in 2000, she did so with one simple idea in mind: to seek justice for those who have been hurt, injured, or wronged due to the negligence of others. While she’s won numerous awards and accolades in the years since, her philosophy hasn’t changed. If you need an attorney who can advocate for you after an accident, product recall, or other tragedy, the Oliver Law Office should be your first choice.LEARN MORE ABOUT JAMI
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