It takes great courage to report violations of the law. Far too often, whistleblowers are rewarded for their courage by being fired. Retaliation against a whistleblower is illegal. If you reported your employer's illegal conduct, or conduct you believed to be illegal, and were fired as a result, you have rights. Carter Law Offices is located in Kansas City and represents whistleblowers across Missouri and Kansas. Contact our law firm today.
Whistleblower Protection Laws
There are a host of federal and state laws that protect whistleblowers. For instance, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act is a federal law that applies to employees of publicly traded companies who report illegal or suspected illegal acts. In addition, Missouri has a number of exceptions to the at-will employment doctrine, including a "public policy" exception. Under Missouri law, employees cannot be fired for reporting certain illegal acts to the authorities. The Missouri Supreme Court recently acknowledged that an employee only needs to show that reporting the illegal conduct was a "contributing factor" to his or her termination. This recent ruling will likely make it easier for whistleblowers to vindicate their rights.
Protecting Your Rights And Interests
Our law firm has successfully represented many people in employment claims, including whistleblower and retaliation claims. If we accept your case, you can depend on our lawyers to take a close look into the facts of your case and fight for your rights. We prepare every case with the intention of taking it to trial. Our aggressive, tenacious approach to helping our clients achieves successful outcomes, both in trial and in negotiations.
Contact the Whistleblower Attorneys of Carter Law Offices
If you were fired from your job for blowing the whistle on illegal activities, or even activities you had good reason to believe were illegal, contact Carter Law Offices today. We offer free initial consultations to all prospective clients. Call 816-283-3500 or fill out our online contact form to get started.