Whistleblowers are brave individuals who come forward to report illegal or improper activity at their place of work. From fraud to discrimination to employee mistreatment, whistleblowers are often responsible for exposing unfair practices within the workplace so that others may benefit from a more fair and transparent environment.
Unfortunately, sometimes employers attempt to punish workers for whistleblowing or suspected whistleblowing through acts of harassment. If you or someone you know has been subjected to whistleblower harassment, our Austin employment lawyers are here for you. Contact the law offices of The Melton Law Firm, today by calling 512-330-0017.
Types of Whistleblower Harassment
A coworker or supervisor may commit whistleblower harassment in a number of different ways. While some of these actions are overt, others may be more difficult to identify as harassment. Our Austin employment lawyers are committed to helping to defend the employment rights of whistleblowers and will fight to put an end to the harassment that you face. Some possible types of whistleblower retaliation include:
- Sexual harassment
- Sending threatening or inappropriate messages
- Threatening to fire or demote a whistleblower
- Suspending a whistleblower with or without pay
- Belittling, insulting, or attempting to publicly shame a whistleblower
If you have reported illegal or unfair conduct being committed by your employer and are being punished for it at work, do not hesitate to consult with an Austin whistleblower retaliation attorney about your case. You are entitled to certain worker protections against whistleblower harassment and may be eligible to receive compensation for any losses related to your harassment.
At The Melton Law Firm, we take pride in representing those who are facing harassment or other employment issues in the workplace. Contact one of our Austin whistleblower harassment lawyers today at 512-330-0017 to learn how we can assist you.