Whistleblower Retaliation Matters

in Charleston WV and Lewisburg WV

Retaliation and Harassment Impacts Your Civil Rights on the Job

A whistleblower may face retaliation at work for shedding light on unsafe or improper work practices. Being a whistleblower is never easy, and to be one in the current economic climate throughout the country can often bring a negative impact to your civil rights. Much like other retaliation scenarios where it affected a person’s civil rights, when you step forward as a whistleblower, your liberties may be on the line. When you require protection against whistleblower retaliation, call Stroebel & Johnson, PLLC, at (304) 553-0660 in Charleston, or (304) 520-0832 in Lewisburg, to schedule a free consultation today. You may also contact us online to confidential response.

Whistleblowers and Unethical Companies Do Not Mix Well

A whistleblower, by common definition, brings awareness to the shortcomings of a business. If that business is the same company that employs you, there is much risk in making claims in a whistleblower capacity. Unethical companies and whistleblowers do not mix well. An unethical company may attempt to dissuade employees from speaking out by making examples of whistleblowers in their organization. Recent lawsuits in the media show the effect that sexual harassment can have in several types of industries, which shows how common it is to encounter civil rights discrimination in employment.

Common Harassment Tactics Whistleblowers May Experience

A company, through some of its own employees, may make it very difficult for someone who is a whistleblower. Some employers may hire outside firms, individuals, or agencies who will antagonize the person or their extended family members. This makes daily work disturbing and threatening, creating a hostile work environment. This can go on for days, weeks, or months, where a whistleblower endures several types of harassment and discriminatory tactics.

Leaving May Be Your Best Option—But May Not Be the End

Many times, a whistleblower is forced to quit work to ensure their own peace of mind. This does not make the harassment or retaliation bearable, unfortunately. Although you may choose to leave a workplace, the stigma of being a whistleblower could remain afterward and continue to affect your ability to find employment in your industry or field of choice. When your rights are affected as the result of being a whistleblower, contact Stroebel & Johnson, PLLC. With offices in Charleston, WV, and Lewisburg, WV, we are nearby to review your employment law matter, so you can learn more about discrimination and how we can help you.

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