If an employer orders or instructs an employee to perform any act in the work place which is in violation of any law, rule or regulation, that instruction may trigger a claim under the Florida Whistle-blower Act. In addition, federal laws, such as the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Family Medical Leave Act also offer specific work place protections for employee whistle-blowers. Unfortunately, the employer may choose to respond unlawfully, through acts of retaliation, if the employee refuses to carry out an instruction which is in violation of any law, rule or regulation.
Retaliation may be expressed the form of an unlawful termination, suspension, demotion, a cut in pay, a lessening in the level of benefits or responsibility, or in the form of the denial of a promotion or training. At the law firm of Mark J. Berkowitz, P.A., a Fort Lauderdale Whistle Blower Claims Attorney can review your particular situation and offer practical options and legal solutions.