State and federal laws protect employees who threaten to blow the whistle on unlawful employer conduct or who refuse to go along with unlawful conduct.
Mitchell L. Feldman, Esq. represents employees throughout Florida and Georgia in whistleblower litigation. We have helped workers who exposed wrong doing obtain compensation for their sacrifices.
Employees who report fraud or illegal activities do so at the risk of harassment or termination. Both the federal government and the state of Florida offer legal protections for whistleblowers. Fortunately, Florida has both a private employee and public employee whistleblower statute that protects such employees who suffer adverse employment action after objecting to unlawful employer conduct.
What Actions Are Protected?
Whistleblower laws may be invoked when an employee alleges adverse employment actions after reporting or filing:
- Fraud against the government
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety violations
- Environmental abuses
- Civil rights violations (discrimination, harassment)
- Other criminal activity or regulatory violations
- Wage and hour claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
- Workers’ compensation claims
Our accomplished trial lawyers have litigated on behalf of plaintiffs and the defense, including federal whistleblower claims (Whistleblower Protection Act) and whistleblower claims under state jurisdiction (Florida Whistleblowers Act). We also pursue qui tam lawsuits, in which a person who exposes a company’s fraud can claim a percentage of any money the government recovers in its prosecution.
Contact our firm online or by telephone at 800-669-0151 for a free case evaluation. There are no attorney fees unless we recover past due compensation for you. We have offices in Tampa, Naples, Jacksonville, West Palm Beach and Atlanta.