Here at Herman Law Group, we understand and appreciate the importance of whistleblowers in the workplace. Though whistleblowers should never be necessary, the truth is, often, they are. If you reported wrongdoing within your company and were retaliated against for it, both our firm and the law are on your side. We are here to help you. Contact a knowledgeable Providence, Rhode Island whistleblower protection lawyer from Herman Law Group to learn more about your rights and how we can exercise those rights.
Providence, Rhode Island Whistleblower Protection Lawyer | Here to Protect Your Rights
Reporting wrongdoing in the workplace helps ensure that a work environment is safe and lawful. Unfortunately, employers will sometimes take exception to employees reporting them and retaliate against them as a result. Employees have a right to report wrongdoing, however, and retaliation against them is actually illegal. If you believe you were wrongfully retaliated against, you can depend on our Providence County, Rhode Island employment lawyer to fight for your rights, each step of the way.
Your Rights as a Whistleblower
If you report wrongdoing in the workplace, you should understand that you are protected from retaliation both under the federal Whistleblower Protection Act, as well as the Rhode Island False Claims Act. Essentially, both of these Acts give employees who were retaliated against by their employers for reporting unlawful or unethical activity in the workplace the right to pursue a retaliation claim against them. For example, if you reported an act of discrimination in the workplace and your employer fired you, docked your pay, demoted you, or otherwise took disciplinary action against you, you should have a valid claim against your employer.
Time Limits on Bringing a Whistleblower Retaliation Claim
If you’re looking to bring a retaliation claim under the Rhode Island Whistleblowers’ Protection Act, in most cases, you must do so within three years from the date the act of retaliation occurred. Waiting longer than three years will likely result in you losing your right to bring a claim altogether.
Contact a Whistleblower Protection Lawyer
If you caught your employer or other higher-level executives at your place of employment violating the law in some way, reported them, and were retaliated against, you need a legal team you can depend on. Herman Law Group cares about preserving safe and compliant work environments, and we’ve fought on behalf of many whistleblowers in your shoes over the years. Contact us today so you can tell us your story and we can begin fighting for the outcome you deserve and need.