New Hampshire Whistleblower Lawyers
Protecting Whistleblower Clients Since 1997
It can be difficult for an employee to come forward and report wrongdoing on the part of an employer for fear that their employers will retaliate, or even fire, employees for “blowing the whistle.” Fortunately, under New Hampshire law, employees who expose such wrongdoing are protected from retaliation. Our New Hampshire whistleblower lawyers at Douglas, Leonard & Garvey, P.C. want to successfully resolve your claim.
Your Rights as a Whistleblower
An employer is prohibited from discharging, threatening, or otherwise discriminating against any employee regarding the employee’s compensation, terms, conditions, location, or privileges of employment because the employee engaged in protected activity. For many reasons it can be difficult for victims to decide to make a report and pursue their legal claims, but time is of the essence because whistleblower claim cases have strict time limits in order to pursue such claims.
Our whistleblower lawyers handle many areas of whistleblower complaints because an employee’s protected activity includes:
- Being able to report what the employee believes is a violation of any law or rule
- Being able to participate in an investigation or hearing conducted by any governmental entity or court concerning allegations that the employer violated any law or rule
- Being able to refuse a directive by an employer which violates any law or rule
Insurance companies and employers know our reputation for successful results for our clients. This gives us leverage to get you the compensation you deserve for your whistleblower claim. If you have been victimized for reporting violations on the job, our New Hampshire whistleblower lawyers have years of experience in successfully handling whistleblower claims, and can represent you against your employer and the insurance company at the NH Department of Labor or in court.
Q:What is a whistleblower claim?
A:In New Hampshire, there are generally considered two types of whistleblower claims. The first type is a whistleblower complaint filed under New Hampshire’s Whistleblower Protection Act. This process provides for the filing of a complaint with the New Hampshire Department of Labor for what an employee believes to be a violation. The second type of whistleblower’s complaint is sometimes referred to as a wrongful termination or wrongful discharge claim. The facts under certain wrongful termination claims relate to an employee’s refusal to participate in certain illegal conduct or an employee reporting certain wrongful conduct which results in that employee’s termination.
Q:What are the requirements to file a whistleblower’s complaint with the New Hampshire Department of Labor?
A:There are strict requirements that need to be complied with, such as whether or not you reported the violation to the employer, if there’s a grievance procedure, how long the employer was given to correct the alleged violation, whether you participated in any investigation, hearing, or inquiry or court action, or what was the alleged illegal order that you were asked to carry out. These are just some of the facts related to filing a complaint with the New Hampshire Department of Labor.
Q:Why should I hire Douglas, Leonard & Garvey, P.C. as my lawyers?
A:Many lawyers claim to have employment law experience. Also, many lawyers try to have it both ways and represent employers and employees. Our focus is on the employees. Our employment lawyers regularly represent clients at the Department of Labor, EEOC, and New Hampshire Human Rights Commission, as well as try cases to juries in Superior Court.