What is a whistleblower?
A whistleblower is typically an employee who reports company criminal misconduct publicly in order to have corrective action taken. Usually such misconduct takes the form of a regulatory compliance violation, a safety violation, financial fraud or something that is a direct threat to the public or the employees.
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It is illegal in the state of Florida to be fired for whistle blowing. If you have reported your employer's violation of state or federal law and your employer has retaliated against you for this action in any way, Chanfrau & Chanfrau can help.View More
Protected whistleblowing is defined as disclosing information which the discloser reasonably believes evidences:
- a violation of law, rule, or regulation,
- gross mismanagement,
- gross waste of funds,
- an abuse of authority, or
- a substantial and specific danger to public health or safety
- denial of benefits
- failure to hire
- failure to promote
- and any other discriminatory action that would negatively impact the terms and conditions of the whistle-blower's employment or would dissuade a reasonable person from engaging in further protected conduct.
These cases can be difficult to prove. You need the advice, counsel and representation of an experienced lawyer. If you think have been subjected to illegal retaliation Contact Chanfrau & Chanfrau for our experienced attorney, Kelly Chanfrau, that handles whistle-blower retaliation claims.