In order to achieve business goals, some organizations resort to certain activities that are illegal. Such activities might include fraud, misconduct, discrimination, safety violations, financial falsification or other corporate wrongdoings. When an employee from that organization reports such incidents of wrongdoings, he or she may sometimes face retaliation from the employer. Sometimes, the retaliation can lead to career stagnation and sometimes even discharge.
It is important for those employees, or whistleblowers, to know that federal and Michigan state laws prohibit retaliation. In fact, whistleblowers are often provided special protection after reporting an incident. Still, many employees fear losing their jobs if they report an employer’s wrongdoings. After all, a job provides for a person’s livelihood and an unwarranted discharge can pose some serious financial challenges. Because of this, some incidents of corporate wrongdoing go unreported.
If you are an employee who is aware of any wrongdoing at your workplace, it may be a wise decision to speak with us before reporting the incident to the authorities. We have years of experience protecting whistleblower rights and have been successful in the past with preventing wrongful dismissals and other acts of retaliation. In the event that we are not able to protect your job or if staying in the organization is not in your best interest, we can help you pursue a wrongful termination lawsuit in an attempt to recover compensation for the losses that you incur as a result of the job loss.
Considering recent trends and the amount of media attention corporate wrongdoing receive nowadays, a whistleblower stands a fair chance of getting a favorable court order. That is because courts consider a whistleblower’s act to be not only in the person’s interests but also in the best interests of the public, be it in Michigan or anywhere else in the country. Therefore, you may wish to seriously consider reporting corporate wrongdoing, instead of keeping silent, without fear of retaliation.