Whistleblower/ Retaliation Lawyer in Arizona
Workers who bring violations of the law to the attention of their employers are entitled to protection. Depending on the underlying laws at issue, an actual violation of the law is not required. Generally speaking, if an employee reasonably believes that a law is being violated, and the employee reports the actual or perceived misconduct to his employer, the employee is protected from retaliation.
Just as you have the right to work in a place free from harassment and discrimination, you also have a protected legal right to report or complain about illegal activities without fear of losing your job. We investigate and pursue retaliation claims against employers who fire or take adverse actions against employees who are just doing the right thing.
If you are being retaliated against or think you may have been retaliated against because you reported or complained about unlawful treatment or some other unlawful activity, our team at Thunderbird Law Group will help you understand and navigate these claims and gather the evidence you need to prove your case. We will help you understand your rights, advocate on your behalf, and give you a voice, so that together we can hold employers accountable for their
What Do You Have to Prove in a Whistleblower/Retaliation Claim?
To establish viable a whistleblower/retaliation claim, an employee needs to show (1) they engaged in protected activity (e.g., reporting an actual or perceived violation of the law), (2) they suffered an adverse employment action (e.g., discipline or discharge), and (3) a causal connection between the protected activity and the adverse employment action.
The protected activity does not have to be unlawful conduct directed at the employee who reports or complains about the misconduct. The unlawful activity can be directed at other co-workers or customers. For example, the unlawful activity can be a fraudulent business practice, such as falsifying documents or signatures, or submitting fraudulent invoices or medical bills, etc. As noted above, generally speaking, the misconduct does not actually have to be unlawful. So long as the employee reporting or complaining about the misconduct had a reasonable belief that misconduct was unlawful, the employee has engaged in protected activity.
Thunderbird Law Group: We Protect Workers Against Whistleblower Retaliation
Speaking out when your employer and/or your co-workers are engaged in illegal or unlawful activity is extremely difficult. If you believe you have been retaliated against for reporting or complaining about illegal or unlawful activity, we are here to help.
Our team at Thunderbird Law Group understands and appreciates the difficulties you face, emotionally and legally, and will be here for you every step of the way. We will investigate your claim and develop a strategy aimed at maximizing your recovery and holding your employer and the bad actors accountable.To schedule a consultation, call our team at 602-753-2933 or contact us online.
The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. We invite you to contact us and welcome your calls, letters and electronic mail. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship.
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