Whistleblowers and Retaliation for Reporting Illegal Acts
Under Louisiana’s whistleblower law, employees who expose criminal wrongdoing on the part of an employer are entitled to monetary damages if their employer retaliates against them for doing so. Once an employee informs management of criminal wrongdoing, the company is liable for how it reacts.
If the whistleblower is intimidated or fired, the employee is entitled to compensation for lost wages, lost 401k contributions, medical expenses incurred if medical coverage was cancelled, and pain and suffering. At the law office of Glenn C. McGovern, we investigate the actions of employers in whistleblower cases in order to expose retaliatory actions that financially harm our client.
Louisiana also provides for treble damages for environmental whistleblowers who in good faith report environmental violations. Many Federal Whistleblower statues require you report the violations within 30 days under OSHA rules, for OSHA violations, for example. It is critical you contact Glenn C. McGovern early to protect your rights as a whistleblower.
Whistleblowers Protect Us All From the Illegal Activity of Their Employers
Louisiana’s whistleblower law protects employees who are retaliated against by their employer for doing the following:
- Refusal to conduct or take part in criminal wrongdoing
- Cooperating with law enforcement or government agents conducting an investigation into criminal wrongdoing on the part of an employer
- Sending an email or letter to a manager or supervisor indicating an intention to notify authorities regarding criminal wrongdoing on the part of an employer
“Where Are Your Standards?, Fired Prof Asks” – Courthouse News, 3/11/11
While an employer may attempt to block a whistleblower’s promotion or simply fire him or her outright, they can also impact a whistleblower’s reputation and ability to find another job.
Our law firm also holds employers accountable for libel and slander when our client’s job prospects are harmed by statements or actions of an employer. We inspect our client’s employee file and demand all lies and retaliatory statements be removed and the record set straight.
Articles By Glenn McGovern
Screening Smaller Employment Claims For Larger Claims – An article by Glenn C. McGovern
Healthcare Provider Whistleblowers – An article by Glenn C. McGovern
Protecting a federal whistleblower’s rights requires quick action – An article by Glenn C. McGovern, Attorney Metairie, La.
Whistleblowers: Heros That Help Society But Face Retaliation : By Glenn C. McGovern Metairie, La.
If you’ve been fired, threatened, denied a promotion, or treated unfairly at work after exposing illegal activity on the part of your company, contact attorney Glenn C. McGovern today to schedule a free consultation about your whistleblower claim.
Contact an Attorney Right Away If You Suspect Whistleblower Retaliation
Employers often make the mistake of assuming they have too much power to be held accountable for their lies and acts of retaliation. We have the experience and resources needed to establish a balance of power and hold employers financially, accountable for their actions.
Contact Glenn McGovern by e-mail, or at 800-721-3992 for a free, confidential consultation about your whistleblower retaliation case.