Whistleblower Attorney in Manhattan
Federal and state laws protect the rights of whistleblowers who take it upon themselves to act for their fellow coworkers. Through the New York Whistleblower Law and OSHA’s Whistleblower Protection Program, whistleblowers can feel safe to do what is right. Whistleblowers can inform employers and governing bodies on unsafe working conditions, undocumented injuries, illegal financial acts, and many other unlawful activities that would normally go unpunished or unknown. Throughout history, whistleblowers would face retaliation in the form of severe adverse employment actions, including termination and blacklisting, In addition, they could face threats, intimidation, and physical harm. Fortunately, things have changed and they now are protected against adverse actions that could ruin their future. If you are a whistleblower, you need to know your rights. Contact Swerling Law today to learn how we can help.
OSHA’s Whistleblower Protection Program
Whistleblowers offer a public service. They protect their fellow colleagues and keep greedy business owners in check. Federal laws are in place to ensure the protection of those compelled to step forward in the face of adversity. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) protects the rights of whistleblowers through the laws of the OSH Act in order to make people feel safe to continue the practice.
New York Whistleblower Law
In addition to federal protections, the New York Whistleblower Law can provide great protection for employees. This law bars all employers from taking any retaliatory actions against an employee for any of the following reasons:
- The employee discloses or threatens to disclose employer violations to a supervisor, law enforcement agency, or public body. Be aware that the employee must first take the matter to a supervisor and allow the employer an opportunity to correct the unlawful practice, policy, or activity.
- The employee provides information or testimony for a hearing, an investigation, or an inquiry about the employer’s violation.
- The employee refuses to participate in any activity or policy that violates a law or rule.
- The employee refuses to participate in any sort of improper quality of patient care or health care fraud.
Contact a NYC Whistleblower Attorney
Has your employer threatened to take retaliatory actions against you after reporting them for violating the law? If so, Swerling Law is here to stand up for your rights and ensure that your job is protected. Swerling Law knows how intimidating it can be to report an employer and commends you for doing the right thing. To schedule an appointment and learn how Swerling Law can help, contact our office today.