Providing Guidance During Whistleblower And Retaliation Claims
Once a worker makes an allegation of illegal activity at their workplace, often the charge is quickly followed by a claim of whistleblower retaliation. Based in Nassau County, Long Island, Weinstein, Kaplan & Cohen, P.C., represents employers and workers involved in whistleblower retaliation litigation. Our clients include businesses and individuals across New York.
We Are Well-Versed In New York’s Whistleblowing Laws
Employers must be careful not to give the appearance of terminating, demoting or otherwise punishing a whistleblower. The law gives employees a cause of action if they can show that the punishment was due to the whistleblowing and not for a legally permissible reason. The damages are potentially significant, though employees must take certain steps, such as reporting the retaliation to a supervisor, before they can file suit.
At Weinstein, Kaplan & Cohen, P.C., our employment law practice represents numerous New York area companies. We help business owners establish best practices to minimize the risk of litigation related to whistleblower retaliation. In addition, we have earned a reputation as capable trial lawyers who deliver results for our clients.
Our firm also represents employees who have experienced retaliation after they came forward to report wrongdoing to the authorities. Whistleblowers who have been fired, demoted or denied a promotion or raise may have a cause of action for substantial damages for lost past and future wages and other costs.