A whistle blower is a term used to describe an employee that has ‘blown the whistle’ on an employer or company and let the public know about an unfair or illegal act that is taken place within the place of employment. Often the illegal behavior will have been reported to a government agency including the Minnesota Department of Human Rights, the Department of Labor or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
If you have blown the whistle off a conspiracy or illegal activity in the workplace then you may feel like you will be a target for revenge, resentment and retaliation in the workplace. Many times these thoughts are completely justified and you may find that employers and other people in the workplace are treating your differently and lashing out at you.
No employee should feel like he is being punished for speaking the truth. If you feel like you have been retaliated against, that you have received wrongful termination or that your rights have been taken away after reporting a problem in the workplace, then you may require legal assistance.
Speaking to an experienced employment lawyer in Minnesota can help you understand your legal rights and whether you are being retaliated against and treated unfairly because of something that has happened in the past. Duane Johnson can advise you on what your rights are and what needs to be done.
Whistle Blower Retaliation
There are many instances that could fall under the category of retaliation. Some of the things that you may notice in the workplace include:
- Unpaid leave of absence
- Exclusion from staff meetings and events
- Poor performance reports
- Frequent micromanaging
- Negative comments
Minnesota Whistleblower Lawyer
If you feel like you are being treated unfairly by your employer, speak up. You shouldn’t have to feel afraid every time you arrive in the workplace. A Minnesota whistle blower attorney can help you to understand your rights and ensure that you are being treated with dignity, respect and equality in the workplace. Please contact me or give me a call on 612-529-6041 to discuss the matter and determine the best plan of action.