What to Do if You Were Fired for Whistleblowing or Retaliation?
If your employer fired you for reporting illegal behavior or exercising your legal rights, you may be able to sue for wrongful termination.
Retaliation and whistleblowing claims can be legally complicated.
An experienced lawyer can help you determine whether you have a claim based on a specific statute or a violation of public policy.
Prepare for your first meeting by creating a timeline of events: what led up to your complaint or your report, when you complained or tried to exercise your rights, and what happened as a result. To prove retaliation or whistleblowing, you must show that you were fired because of your complaint or report.
Timing is crucial!
The less time between your complaint and your employer’s negative action against you, the stronger your claim is. You’ll also have to show that the person who decided to fire you knew of your protected activities.
David Payab, Esq. from The Law Offices of Payab & Associates can be reached @ (800) 401-4466 or by visiting http://payablaw.com