At The Jones Law Firm, P.A., we handle retaliation cases, whistleblower cases and Sarbanes Oxley cases against employers of all sizes. The Jones Law Group, P.A., attorneys are known for their dedication, tenacity and success in fighting for the rights of employees who have been retaliated against or terminated from their employment because they complained about, objected to, threatened report or actually reported a policy, law, rule or violation by the employer.
Under the law, an employer may not fire, demote, harass or otherwise “retaliate” against an individual for engaging in statutorily protected employment activities such as filing a charge of discrimination, participating in a discrimination proceeding, or otherwise opposing discrimination. Retaliation against an employee may consist of things such as threats, unjustified negative evaluations, unjustified negative references, job termination, refusal to hire, denial of promotion, increased surveillance, and other actions, such as an assault or making unfounded civil or criminal charges that are likely to deter reasonable employees from pursuing their rights.
In some cases, to be protected as a whistleblower, it is not necessary that you report the employer’s illegal and/or fraudulent activities to authorities outside of the company. You must be able to present evidence that you objected to the actions of the employer and that you gave the employer notice and a reasonable opportunity to correct its actions. If you have experienced retaliation or the termination of your job as a result of having engaged in statutorily protected employment speech and activities, you may have a claim under federal law and the Florida Protection Act.
Remember that you have statutory deadlines and only a certain amount of time to file your claim. If would like to discuss your case with an attorney, please complete the contact form or call us for an appointment at 904.434.7553.