It is illegal for an employer to fire you just because you try to enforce your legal rights. Federal law also prevents your employer from firing or harassing you for reporting an illegal violation you witnessed. At John P. Mahoney, Esq., Attorneys at Law, our legal team has years of experience handling workplace retaliation and whistleblower protection cases. We are here to help federal employees uphold their rights and obtain the justice they deserve for being wrongfully fired for whistleblowing.
No employees should have to endure working in a place where illegal activities occur. You shouldn’t be afraid of retaliation from your employer because you report something you sincerely believe is against the law. It is also illegal for an employer to fire you if you refuse to partake in anything illegal that occurs at your workplace.
Under Section 11(c) of the OSH Act, employers are prohibited from discriminating against their employees for exercising their rights under the OSH Act. These rights include:
- Participating in an inspection or talking to an inspector
- Seeking access to employer exposure and injury records
- Reporting an injury
- Raising a safety or health complaint with the employer
If you see something at work that doesn’t seem right, but you fear retaliation from your employer, you should consult with our experienced lawyers to discuss all of your options under the law.
Washington D.C. Attorneys
Has your employer retaliated against you for reporting a workplace violation? Our team of attorneys is here to stand by your side to protect and defend your rights and your career. Our law firm handles cases for federal employees, unions, employee associations, and contractors. Visit our law office today to speak with a member of our legal team to find out what we will do to provide you with the counsel and advocacy you need.
Call (202) 759-7780 today to schedule your free 30-minute phone consultation.