If you recently reported the company you work for because you believe that they were violating the law, it is likely that you took action because you simply wanted to do the right thing. You probably never considered the possibility that taking this action would have a negative impact on your career. Any negative reaction taken as a consequence of an employee reporting a company for misconduct is known as employee retaliation, and it is illegal.
If you have suffered as a result of employee retaliation in Pennsylvania, it is important that you take action to ensure that justice is restored. The following are the consequences that a manager found guilty of employee retaliation will likely face.
An obligatory investigation
If you believe that you have been a victim of whistleblower retaliation and you report this to your company’s human resources department, they have the legal obligation to investigate the claim. This means that the manager that you have accused will be questioned about their behavior. If your report of retaliation was ignored by your human resources department, you have the right to make a legal claim.
Loss of their job
If a manager is found to have engaged in retaliatory behavior against you as a whistleblower, they will probably lose their job as a result. Depending on the severity of the retaliation, they may also face legal consequences.
If you lost your job or your career suffered as a result of whistleblower retaliation, you may be able to claim financial damages. Therefore, it is important that you take swift action to assert your rights.