Employment Whistleblower

 
Employment Whistleblower - Orlando, Jacksonville, All Florida

In Florida, an employer (defined as any private individual, firm, partnership, institution, corporation, or association that employs ten or more persons) may not take any retaliatory personal action against an employee because the employee (defined as a person other than an independent contractor who performs services for and under the control and direction of an employer for wages or other remuneration) has:

  1. Disclosed, or threatened to disclose, to any appropriate governmental agency (defined as any agency of government charged with the enforcement of laws, rules, or regulations governing an activity, policy, or practice of an employer), under oath, in writing, an activity, policy, or practice of the employer that is in violation of a law, rule, or regulation (which includes any statute or ordinance or any rule or regulation adopted pursuant to any federal, state, or local statute or ordinance applicable to the employer and pertaining to the business). However, this subsection does not apply unless the employee has, in writing, brought the activity, policy, or practice to the attention of a supervisor or the employer and has afforded the employer a reasonable opportunity to correct the activity, policy, or practice.
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  3. Provided information to, or testified before, any appropriate governmental agency, person, or entity conducting an investigation, hearing, or inquiry into an alleged violation of a law, rule, or regulation by the employer.
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  5. Objected to, or refused to participate in, any activity, policy, or practice of the employer which is in violation of a law, rule, or regulation. “Retaliatory personnel action” means the discharge, suspension, or demotion by an employer of an employee or any other adverse employment action taken by an employer against an employee in the terms and conditions of employment.

If you have been the object of retaliatory personal action, you may institute a civil action within two years after discovering that the retaliatory personnel action was taken, or within 4 years after the personal action was taken (whichever is earlier). If you have questions, you should contact an Orlando whistleblower attorney and Jacksonville whistleblower attorney. You may be entitled to an injunction, reinstatement to the same or equivalent position, reinstatement of full fringe benefits and seniority rights, compensation for lost wages, benefits, and other remuneration, and any other compensatory damages allowable at law.

Let an Experienced Orlando Employment Whistleblower Attorney and Jacksonville Employment Whistleblower Attorney Handle Your Whistleblower Case

To schedule an appointment with an experienced Orlando employment whistleblower attorney and Jacksonville employment whistleblower attorney, please call (407) 872-0600 or email your legal issue. Located in Orlando, Florida, Christopher A. Pace serves all of Florida, North Florida, and Central Florida, including Winter Park, Altamonte Springs, Sanford, Lake Mary, Kissimmee, Windermere, Oviedo, Winter Springs, and Winter Garden, as well as Orange County, Brevard County, Osceola County, Citrus County, Lake County, Volusia County and Seminole County, Florida.