Standing Up For Whistleblower Rights
Florida and federal whistleblower laws are designed to protect and reward employees who take the proper steps to report workplace misconduct. Common whistleblower claims include health care fraud, securities fraud and other schemes that individuals design to defraud government entities for personal gain.
You may have a whistleblower case if you can establish that your employer has violated the law or has refused to stop unethical behavior in your workplace. Before you take action, contact our attorneys at Rodriguez Tramont & Nuñez, P.A., in Coral Gables. Our team has decades of experience with complex legal matters that include qui tam actions filed by public and private sector employees.
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Understanding The Elements Of A Whistleblower Claim
Winning a whistleblower case takes more than a firm belief that your supervisor or employer has engaged in unlawful practices. Successful whistleblower claims contain these elements:
- You, the employee, must disclose either information about your employer that reveals actions that have created significant danger to the health and safety of the public or information about fraud, mismanagement or gross neglect of duty on the part of an employee, agent of an agency or independent contractor.
- You must show that you were subjected to an employment-based punishment for reporting information such as harassment, unfair negative performance reviews, pay cuts, demotions or termination.
- You must establish a connection between your disclosure of information and the punishment you endured at work. Proving the causal connection requires showing that the timeline of the disclosure of information and the punishment are related.
We understand that it can be stressful to take a stand against your employer. When we represent you, we will do everything in our power to lessen your legal burden and your anxiety. You can depend on us to provide regular updates of your case’s progress and give you an honest assessment of your options throughout your legal journey.
The attorneys at our firm have compiled a winning record of success for clients taking action against corporations, financial institutions and other intimidating legal opponents. We use our substantial legal knowledge and our vast litigation experience to secure significant awards for our clients. For strategic, tailored representation that gets results, turn to our team at Rodriguez Tramont & Nuñez, P.A..