Both federal and Colorado laws protect whistleblowers from retaliation by their employers. Despite these protections, employers often still find ways to retaliate against whistleblowers. Retaliatory actions can include termination, denial of a promotion, pay cuts, blacklisting, harassment, and a hostile work environment. Speaking with one of Coffman Legal’s experienced Colorado whistleblower lawyers can ensure that you have dedicated help on your side to protect your rights. If you believe you are or will be a whistleblower, our Denver Colorado whistleblower attorneys are available for a free and fully confidential consultation.
Generally, a whistleblower is a person who reports illegal activities being committed by an individual or an organization. In the employment context, a whistleblower could be reporting an employer for violations or hazards of:
Both federal and Colorado law protect whistleblowers from retaliation by an employer. Colorado Revised Statutes Section 24-114-102 protects private sector employees from retaliation by an employer. The Colorado law requires that whistleblowers make an effort to report any alleged violations directly to their supervisor or another internal authority before disclosing it outside their company. Federally, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) operates a Whistleblower Protection Program to protect employees from retaliation. In addition, various other laws protect employees from retaliation, such as the federal discrimination laws and the wage and hour laws, to name a few.
There are important steps that whistleblowers must take in order to protect themselves from retaliation and protect any legal claim they may have. If you have any questions about how to report potentially illegal activities or protect yourself from retaliation, please contact our experienced Denver Colorado whistleblower lawyers as soon as possible. Please give our Denver office a call at 720-784-7717 for a free and fully confidential consultation. Our Colorado whistleblower lawyers look forward to protecting your rights.