If You See Something, Say Something’ Holds True In The Workplace
We Protect The Rights Of Whistleblowers
Have you been fired or dismissed from your job after filing a complaint against your employer? Do you believe your dismissal comes as a reprisal for refusing to participate in an illegal act? Did you act as a witness during a government investigation of your employer and were fired because of it?
At the Law Offices of Gary A. Costales, P.A., we fight for the rights of employees unfairly terminated for such actions. Under the Florida Whistleblower Act, employees who cooperate in government investigations, refuse to participate in illegal practices or have filed a complaint against their employer are protected against retaliation and dismissal.
Who Is Protected?
OSHA and Sarbanes-Oxley, as well as the Florida Whistleblower Act offer protection to employees who:
- Participate in a governmental investigation of any employer who refuse to participate in a practice that they believe is illegal
- Have filed a written complaint with any governmental agency concerning an employer’s illegal activities
What Can Be Done?
If you have been terminated or otherwise penalized financially, action can be brought against your employer. They should be ensuring a safe environment for their employees after all, and if you had, for example, seen incidents with hazardous chemicals not being handled correctly and had whistleblown on them then you should not be punished for this. Even being passed over for a raise or receiving a demotion after your participation in a whistleblowing activity can be grounds for legal action.
With our assistance, you can seek damages for the wages lost through your dismissal or demotion, and can seek reinstatement at your position if desired.
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