Minnesota Whistleblower Retaliation Lawyers
Whistleblowers often live in fear. They have done the right thing by reporting misconduct, but they can face retaliation by their co-workers and employers. Minnesotans who have become the victims of whistleblower retaliation should know they don’t have to be afraid. State and federal laws protect their rights.
The St. Paul attorneys from the Law Office of Sivertson and Barrette, P.A., have a deep and personal understanding for the stress and worry our clients face in the workplace. For more than 35 years, our law firm has been dedicated to helping people throughout the state face some of the most difficult challenges in their lives, including whistleblower retaliation.
Types Of Whistleblower Retaliation
Each case is unique. No workplace is the same, and employees who have reported their employers for breaking federal or Minnesota laws face many different types of retaliation. The Law Office of Sivertson and Barrette, P.A., represents clients who have experienced retaliation, including:
- Unlawful discharge (firing)
- Being denied a promotion
- Having job duties or responsibilities substantially reduced
- Threats or harassment in the workplace
Accordingly, our approach to handling whistleblower retaliation claims is not a one-size-fits-all model. Lawyers at our firm advise and advocate for our clients based on the understanding that each client has unique circumstances and goals.
Each of our clients receives personalized attention and compassionate legal representation, whether they are employees who file a grievance with their companies or with the EEOC, employees who cooperate with a co-worker who files a grievance, employees who report violations of law in the workplace, or a manager who refuses to participate in a discriminatory job action.
Minneapolis area attorneys handling qui tam claims:
A federal law called the False Claims Act imposes liability on employers who defraud health care, military or other government spending programs. The law includes a qui tam provision that allows employees to report these employers to the government, which is informally called whistleblowing. Qui tam actions may involve reporting of fraudulent billing or false claims against the government, including false Medicare or Medicaid reporting by a health care provider.
Act Quickly If You Are Facing Retaliation
If you are facing retaliation at your job, acting quickly is one of the best ways to build a solid employment law case. Quick action gives your attorney time to properly protect your rights.
If you have been harmed by whistleblower retaliation, act sooner rather than later. Contact us online or by phone at 651-964-6301 or toll free at 800-563-3094 to speak with an experienced St. Paul whistleblower retaliation attorney about your options.