Whistleblower Protection Attorneys
Fighting for Clients Throughout New York City
A "whistleblower" is an employee who reports a legal violation made by their employer. When an employee files a whistleblower claim, they are entitled to certain protections under the law that prevent the employer from taking adverse actions against them.
Our legal team at Levine & Blit, PLLC is committed to helping workers who have been retaliated against by their employers for filing whistleblower complaints. We serve workers across New York City, and we are prepared to fight for you today.
Whistleblower Claims & Employer Retaliation
Section 11(c) of the OSH Act prevents employers from discriminating against an employee who chooses to exercise their labor rights by:
- Actively participating in a workplace inspection
- Requesting access to employer exposure and injury records
- Reporting a serious workplace injury
- Filing a safety or health complaint with the employer
The following are a few examples of illegal activity you can report and still be protected under whistleblower laws:
Whistleblower laws are intended to incentivize and encourage people to report illegal activity and corruption, which is why you should file a claim if your employer has violated the law.
If you have witnessed illegal activity or have been discriminated against for reporting a workplace violation, the following federal acts offer you legal protection:
- The Whistleblower Protection Act
- The Comprehensive Environmental Response Act
- The False Claims Act
Examples of relation for whistleblowing activity includes:
- Job termination
- Reassignment to an undesirable position
- Demotion to a lower-paying position
- Not being awarded a promotion you are qualified for
The amount of legal protection you will have under the law depends on where you work and your job title. This is why you should consult with an experienced lawyer at Levine & Blit, PLLC to discuss all of your options. We can review the details of your case and come up with a legal strategy that will ensure your best interests are represented and you are protected from unjust retaliation as a whistleblower.
How Do I Report Illegal Activity?
Have you seen questionable activity at work that might be illegal? If so, you can report the workplace violations by:
- Telling your supervisor everything you witnessed
- Contacting the Inspector General
- Contacting the Office of Special Counsel
- Getting in touch with a seasoned employment law attorney
If you see something unusual or unethical at work, but you are worried your employer will retaliate against you, you should consult with our dedicated legal team to discuss all of your options under the law. We are committed to protecting the rights of workers, and we will vigorously fight on your behalf.
Call Our Attorneys Today to Request Your Evaluation
At Levine & Blit, PLLC, we are here to assist workers across New York City who want to report their employers for illegal activity. We understand the stress workers experience when they file a whistleblower claim, which is why we are committed to using our skills and experience to protect your interests and fight for all of your rights under the law. Stop by our law firm today to consult with a member of our team so we can discuss everything we can do to provide you with the legal counsel and advocacy you deserve.