Protecting Whistleblowers’ Rights
No worker should have to face a choice between blowing the whistle on illegal activities and keeping his or her job. Unfortunately, many people who speak up against wrongdoing in the workplace end up facing pushback from employers and ultimately get scared into silence.
If you chose to take action against wrongdoing at work or you are thinking about blowing the whistle on harassment, discrimination or other employment law violations, contact an attorney first. An experienced legal representative can help ensure that what you are witnessing at work is in fact illegal and that your rights are protected when it is time to take action.
At Foote, Mielke, Chavez & O’Neil, LLC, we offer national-caliber employment law representation for employees throughout Illinois. Our firm was built on the desire to help people who are up against legal biases and intimidating litigation. We are here to support people who have the cards stacked against them. We can work with you to provide tenacious and creative legal strategies that will help you win.
What Are My Rights?
Whistleblower protections are in place to ensure that employees who witness or are asked to support illegal activities cannot be retaliated against by employers who are engaged in wrongdoing. This means that if you speak up against illegal activity at work, you cannot lose your job, suffer pay cuts, be harassed or otherwise face a hostile work environment as a result.
You have every right to fight back against issues of:
- Workplace safety violations
- Fraudulent activity
- Discriminatory practices in hiring, managing or firing employees
- Harassment (including sexual harassment)
- Wage, hour and overtime violations
- Labor law violations
Lawyers Protecting Your Rights
You deserve to work somewhere you feel safe and supported by your employer, and you should not have to just look away when you know something illegal is happening. Make your voice heard. Contact our offices in Chicago or Geneva to arrange a consultation with an experienced lawyer. We can be reached online or by telephone at 630-232-7450.