Most employees go to work hoping to do a good job, act ethically and do the right thing. Unfortunately, employees are sometimes put in a position in which they observe or are asked to partake in unethical or illegal activities being carried out by employers or co-workers. If you have found yourself in this situation, contacting an attorney is a positive first step.
At Hall Ansley in Springfield, we stand up for employees who want to do the right thing. We assist in the filing of Missouri whistleblower claims. We represent whistleblowers who have been retaliated against by employers. Retaliation may come in the form of disciplinary action, demotion or often wrongful termination.
When And How To Blow The Whistle
There are many reasons to blow the whistle on an employer. Perhaps the employer is violating Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines and creating safety hazards that endanger employees. Perhaps the employer is in the health care industry and is engaged in illegal billing activities related to Medicare or Medicaid. Essentially, if there is any sort of endangering or illegal activity going on, there is good reason to blow the whistle.
Our lawyers can provide guidance on how to blow the whistle. We will educate you on what agency to report the issue to. If you have already reported the issue and your employer has retaliated against you, we can protect your rights. Terminating an employee in retaliation for whistleblowing is illegal, and you may be entitled to compensation for the job loss and more.
Call 417-890-8700 or contact us via email to discuss whistleblower protection.