What are the statutes of limitations on whistleblowing in Florida?
According to Florida’s Private Whistle-blower’s Act, it is unlawful for employers to terminate employees for uncovering, objecting to, or reporting violations of state and federal law. Hard-working Florida residents have protections under this act and must take immediate action if their rights have been violated.
At Wenzel Fenton Cabassa, P.A., we represent employees who have simply tried to do the right thing, only to be punished. That punishment took the form of retaliation by their employers through termination or wage reduction.
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Filing a formal complaint with the appropriate governing agency will result in a formal hearing to determine wrongdoing. Making a complaint to your employer regarding a valid violation of the law should not lead to the loss of your job. Protected employees may have done any of the following:
- Objected to, or refused to participate, in a policy, practice, or procedure of the employer that violates a law, rule or regulation.
- Filed a written complaint with an appropriate agency on their own or as part of an ongoing investigation.
- Participated in an investigation or legal action against their employer
- Contacted a whistleblower hotline.
Dismissing or disciplining a whistleblower only adds to the troubles of an employer already under investigation for law violations. Other adverse actions may take the form of reducing or withholding bonuses or denying benefits.
Contact an experienced lawyer at Wenzel Fenton Cabassa, P.A. to discuss being fired for reporting illegal activity.