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State and federal laws protect employees who suffer an adverse employment action in retaliation for blowing the whistle on various employer violations.

can my employer force me to break the law

As an employee, you have a right to work in a safe environment that follows the law. Your employer has no right to ask or force you to break the law. Unfortunately, there are times when employers might try to pressure their employees to engage in illegal activities. When that happens, it’s important to know […]

should i report my employer

Issues related to workplace health and safety are more important than ever. But what if your employer isn’t following safety guidelines? Should you file a report if your employer is putting you and your co-workers at risk? According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the answer is “yes.” The organization protects the safety […]


New Amendments to Whistleblower Law Proposed in New York State Senate In New York State, New York Labor Law (“NYLL”) § 740 protects whistleblowing employees from retaliation for engaging in protected activity. Specifically, NYLL § 740 has a one-year statute of limitations and considers protected activity to be when an employee reports, or threatens to […]


If you work for an employer you are sure operates above-the-board and is entirely ethical, you should consider it a blessing. Not everyone is this lucky. Some employees, even when they are happy in their work and do not intend to do so, discover their employers are doing something unethical or outright breaking the law. […]

The downside of living and working in an industrialized country is that producing sometimes means polluting the environment. The government has done a great deal to control pollution and businesses are expected to adhere to laws restricting the amount of pollution they can produce in an effort to balance the needs of industrialization with the […]

Discovering your employer’s wrongdoing can be a tough position in which to find yourself. As much as you might want to protect your employer, you may feel that you have a moral obligation to report wrongdoing. On the other hand, if you are disgruntled and feel you have been mistreated as an employee, you might be eager […]

On Tuesday, March 4, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court expanded the class of employees entitled to whistleblower protection under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (“Sarbanes-Oxley” or “the Act”). In its 6-3 decision in Lawson v. FMR LLC, the Court held that the employees of private companies that contract with publicly held companies are entitled to […]

James Griffin commenced his lawsuit against the City of New York for retaliation after he reported a cover up to Internal Affairs. In retaliation, his fellow and superior officers made his life a living hell. Mr. Griffin paid the price for violating the “blue wall of silence.” In what can be characterized as nothing short […]


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