Representing Delaware Clients Involved In Whistleblower Retaliation And Wrongful Termination Cases
Under Delaware state labor laws and federal laws, employees are encouraged to report illegal or unethical behavior by their employers. These laws protect whistleblowers from employer retaliation and wrongful termination. The law firm of Martin D. Haverly, Attorney at Law, has represented the individual interests of employees in Delaware for more than 19 years. We provide strong advocacy when the stakes are high.
Whistleblower Laws And Statutes
If you stood up and notified authorities of unlawful conduct at your place of work, you are likely worried about the consequences. Will you lose your job? How will you support yourself or your family? Our skilled lawyers will help you answer these questions and make sure your rights as an employer are protected. We work for workers who reported or spoke up against violations involving:
- Wage and hours
- Accounting practices
Our team understands the applicable laws and can help you pursue options for relief under these provisions.
The CEPA statute (Conscientious Employee Protection Act) protects workers who protest or object to illegal employer action. CEPA provides legal authority for employees to seek recourse if they experience retaliation or are wrongfully fired. We have also brought claims under the Delaware Whistleblowers’ Protection Act and the Delaware Workers’ Compensation Retaliation Statute.
Other laws and statutes, such as the Pierce Doctrine, the False Claims Act and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, provide additional sources of protection for those who file workers’ compensation claims, and federal workers and employees who disclose illegal accounting conduct.
First Amendment Retaliation
The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution provides freedom from the government curtailing speech. Retaliation for exercising your rights violates the constitution. If, in an employment setting, you speak up on a matter of public concern, for example, you can seek legal recourse for any retaliation you experience. There are exceptions to those who can obtain relief under a First Amendment retaliation claim. We will evaluate your situation and help determine what steps to take.
Whatever the situation of your whistleblower case, our Wilmington employment law attorneys are here to provide effective and aggressive legal counsel.
Contact Our Firm For Questions Involving Whistleblowers Or Retaliation
At Martin D. Haverly, Attorney at Law, our team is here to support you. Contact us at 302-529-0121 to arrange an in-person meeting. Our office is conveniently located in the suburbs just outside the city of Wilmington.