Whistleblower/ Retaliation Lawyer in Arizona

Whistleblower/ Retaliation

Workers who bring legal violations to the attention of their employers deserve protection. The employer is committing or allowing another to commit an illegal act – not the worker. The worker should not be penalized or retaliated against for taking steps to help make sure the work environment is safe.

Thunderbird Law Group is here for you if you are being retaliated against or think you may have been. We investigate and bring retaliation claims on behalf of workers against employers and coworkers who fire or take adverse action against employees who are just doing the right thing.  

Just as you have the right to work in a place free from harassment, discrimination, and safety violations, you also can come forward about these issues without fear of losing your job. Our legal team will help you uncover the necessary evidence to determine if you have a retaliation claim against your employer. If you have a valid claim, our compassionate team can fight for you by filing the claim and serving as your advocate.

What Do You Have to Prove to File a Whistleblower/Retaliation Claim?

The crux of a whistleblower claim is that you came forward or helped someone else come forward about a violation and experienced an adverse action. For example, you could have notified your Arizona employer that your employer is discriminating against another employee. In response, your employer may have fired you, docked your pay, or failed to schedule you for sufficient (or any) hours.

In this scenario, you may be eligible to file a Discrimination/Whistleblower claim with the Arizona Department of Occupational Safety and Health within the Industrial Commission of Arizona.

To prove that you suffered an adverse action because you spoke up about a violation, you can use evidence such as:

  • The timing of the adverse action (i.e., receiving a termination notice) compared to when you came forward
  • Comments that your employer told you or someone else about why you were or are going to be fired

In most instances, employers will not necessarily be upfront about their true motivation for firing or retaliating against someone. They may try to pass it off as being due to vague performance issues. To combat this, you can provide evidence of either positive or a lack of negative reviews to prove the employer’s account is inaccurate.

A whistleblower and retaliation attorney serves as your advocate, fighting for your interests and helping to shield you from further adverse actions.

Thunderbird Law Group: We Protect Workers Against Whistleblower Retaliation

Speaking out when your employer is committing illegal acts that make the workplace unsafe, physically or psychologically, is hard. But it is also hard to process and move forward if you are fired or suffer adverse actions just for doing the right thing. Thunderbird Law Group understands the difficulties you face, emotionally and legally, and is here for you every step of the way. If you are the victim of retaliation and want to file a whistleblower complaint, do not go it alone. Call our competent and compassionate team today 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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