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Experienced San Antonio Firm Litigates Whistleblower Claims

South Texas lawyers advise victims of illegal workplace retaliation

Public employees are protected against retaliation if they make a good faith report regarding illegal conduct committed by a co-worker or government entity. Under the Texas Whistleblower Act, workers cannot be fired or demoted because they have discussed unlawful behavior with a proper authority. Sanford Law Firm in San Antonio takes the cases of government employees who believe they have been targeted by supervisors after reporting a legal violation. Employees of certain private businesses might also have whistleblower rights, such as finance industry workers who identify fraud within their organization. If you’ve suffered job retaliation after identifying work-related misconduct, we’ll conduct a thorough review of your case and pursue appropriate damages when warranted.

Attorneys assist public employees and others who report misconduct

Our experienced employment law attorneys seek justice on behalf of whistleblowers, which can include remedies such as back pay, job reinstatement and/or civil penalties against the violator(s). We’ll make sure you understand the key aspects of your claim, such as:

  • Adverse actions — Relief is available for all types of adverse job actions made in a retaliatory manner, including terminations, suspensions and demotions.
  • Reporting — When a public employee has a good faith belief that an illegal action has occurred, they must report it to an appropriate law enforcement official. This can be more complex than it seems. Telling a co-worker or discussing the matter with someone in a high government position might not be sufficient if that person lacks the authority to enforce the law that was allegedly broken.
  • Federal and state laws — Many whistleblower actions arise from instances where illegal discrimination or sexual harassment occurred. Other times, an employee is punished after reporting federal or state offenses relating to fraud, embezzlement or bribery. No matter what the particular offense entails, workers who make reasonable reports are entitled to protection.
  • Local ordinances and rules — Individuals who note violations of local ordinances, or rules established under those ordinances, can also obtain relief if they are punished for making a report.

Even if you’re not sure that an adverse action taken against you was motivated by retaliation, our lawyers will examine the circumstances and outline your options. You have only 90 days to initiate a whistleblower complaint, so it’s important to obtain qualified legal counsel promptly.

Contact a South Texas attorney for advice on a potential whistleblower claim

Sanford Law Firm assists Texas workers who have faced retaliation after reporting employer misconduct. Our office is located in San Antonio, and we represent clients throughout the area, including Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe and Wilson counties. To set up a consultation, please call 833-295-1994 or contact us online. We’re happy to find a time that works within your schedule.

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