Whistle-Blower Retaliation

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Both state and federal law can protect employees known as “whistleblowers” who report or oppose dangerous workplace conditions or illegal activity on the part of their employer. If you believe whistleblower protection might apply in your situation, contact Vukelja Law  for a consultation about your legal rights and possible recovery of damages.

If you’re considering whistleblower activity but fear retaliation by your employer, get in touch with Vukelja Law as soon as possible. After your initial consultation, you’ll a much better understanding of your rights under the Florida Private Sector Whistleblower Act, Florida Civil Rights Act, Title VII, FSLA, or the federal Family Medical Leave Act retaliation provisions – whichever state or federal employment law might apply to you.

It’s very important to recognize that different laws apply to different situations. The specific legal protections available to you depend a lot on many variables.

For example:

  • Are you a state or federal employee?
  • Do you work in a highly regulated industry?
  • Are there only a few employees in your workplace?

Not only do these questions help determine whether and how far your rights are protected, they can also affect the amount of time you have to file a claim or sue in state or federal court. Make sure you don’t lose your claim by missing a deadline, contact Vukelja Law without delay.