Moody & Stanford, P.C., of Albuquerque, New Mexico, provides skilled representation to whistleblowers and employees who have provided incriminating information regarding illegal activity by their company or requests by their employer that they engage in illegal activity.
Retaliation, Whistleblower And Termination
Federal and state law prohibits employers from firing or disciplining employees who have reported the company for unethical or illegal activity or managerial decisions. Whether the employee initially came forward with the information or served as a witness in a case or claim against the company, he or she is legally protected from being terminated or mistreated. This could include being placed on leave, future discrimination, future harassment, writing a negative review or any treatment that contributes to a hostile work environment.
Originally, the Whistleblower Protection Act protected federal government employees from negative actions should they report corrupt and illegal activity or gross misuse of government funding. There is now a New Mexico Whistleblower Protection Act that protects state and local government employees.
Our firm boasts some of the most experienced and successful lawyers in this area of law, and we are prepared to handle the claim you may have against your employer. Our attorneys will sit down with you and provide a clear understanding of the rights and options that you have in seeking to correct the situation. In some cases, the employee may be entitled to being reinstated in his or her job as well as back pay for wages lost while he or she was terminated or placed on unpaid leave.
We are committed to protecting your employment interests and your job, holding companies accountable for any action they have taken against you or retaliation.