Have You Been Disciplined for Whistleblowing?
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Whistleblowing is a common term that refers to individuals who report unsafe, illegal, or inappropriate things in the workplace. As expected, this can make employers upset. Some employers will file disciplinary actions against the reporting employee, harass them, or even go so far as to fire them. This is unacceptable, and if you have faced such abuse as a whistleblower of your company you have the right to seek legal help.
- If you have been disciplined by an employer for whistleblowing, you have the right to seek compensation from your company for:
- Lost wages
- Emotional distress
- Punitive damages
- Lawyer fees
Refusing to Participate
Even if you just question or refuse to engage in the inappropriate or illegal activity conducted by your company, you can be considered a whistleblower and therefore protected under the law from any type of retaliation, including getting fired. You should never feel as though you have to engage in activities that are against the law or to look the other way just to keep your job. You have a right to say no and report such actions and be fully protected against any type of harassment or retaliation.
Employment Law Attorneys in Portland
If you have been the victim of any type of disciplinary actions, including termination from your company based on your whistleblowing, contact our law offices right away. We can help you seek the justice you deserve. Nothing pisses us off more than an employer who not only has the audacity to commit wrongdoings but also punishes anyone who refused to engage in the same conduct.
At Mitra Law Group, our Portland employment law lawyers understand that standing up to your employer’s wrongdoings can be stressful and scary. But with our help we can make sure that your rights are protected and you get well compensated for any retaliation you suffer.