When people think about “whistleblowing” they likely think about more notorious examples, such as Edward Snowden. However, most instances of whistleblowing are not so dramatic. One does not have to be a government contractor with a high level of security clearance to report an employer for wrongdoing. “Whistleblower protection” actually falls under twenty-two separate federal laws which cover a number of areas including environment protection, the transportation industry, and consumer and investor protection. If you are aware that your employer is breaking a law, there may be laws in place that allow you to come forward without the fear of retaliation. Contact our employment attorneys today to schedule an initial consultation. Our lawyers service the greater Atlanta Metro area.
Atlanta, Georgia employment lawyers advocating on behalf of whistleblowers
A person is protected from whistle blowing retaliation when they report that their employer is breaking a law or violating a regulation. This law may involve an activity that harms the public, the government, or the workers themselves. Examples of situations that are protected by whistle blower laws include:
- Reporting unsafe working conditions for employees
- Reporting that a company is disposing of waste in an unsafe manner
- Reporting that an employer is forcing an employee to work during dangerous weather conditions
- Reporting that an employee is producing a product that is known to be harmful to the public
Many times an employee may know that their employer is breaking the law but may not know who to turn to. It can be extremely confusing to know what agency or what law exactly protects an employee or who to file a complaint with. Our Atlanta, Georgia attorneys will listen to your case and assist you with filing your complaint with the correct agency. If you have been fired or retaliated against for “blowing the whistle” then we will either file an appropriate complaint or file a lawsuit in Federal District Court. Depending on the case, our goals can range from having you reinstated to your position, resolving issues of retaliation, or winning compensation for lost wages. Our lawyers are ready to assist you. We represent clients in the greater Atlanta Metro area including Jonesboro, Macon, Savannah, Athens, Kennesaw, Marietta, Decatur, Dunwoody, Stone Mountain, Tucker, Alpharetta, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Duluth, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Norcross, Gainesville, as well as the counties of Bibb, Chatham, Clarke, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, and Richmond.
Lawyers fighting for the rights of Georgia employees
Whether you are filing a complaint with a government agency or filing a lawsuit in Federal Court, it is important to have an attorney representing your interests. An error filing any administrative paperwork will result in your complaint being dismissed whether you have a strong argument or not. Our lawyers ensure that all whistleblowing complaints are filed on time and with the correct agency which has jurisdiction over the matter. In your complaint we will clearly articulate the matter and assist you in gathering any necessary documentation of your claim. The attorneys at Obiorah Fields, LLC have a passion for standing up for workers’ rights. Contact our office today for a consultation.