"*" indicates required fields

FREE CONSULTATION Do you have an employment claim? Find out with a free consultation with an employment attorney.
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Get the protection you may need as a Florida whistleblower.

Reporting the illegal actions of an employer or refusing to engage in illegal actions is not something you should be penalized for. However, some whistleblowers live in fear of harassment or retaliation from their employers. This prevents some people from doing the right thing. Contact Brenton Legal today by calling 954-639-5655 if you need a whistleblower retaliation lawyer in Florida.

You may not be aware that there are laws that protect you.

As a Florida whistleblower retaliation lawyer, we can help you:

  • Understand your whistleblower rights according to state and federal laws
  • Assess what protection you may need
  • Pursue legal action if you have been threatened because of whistleblowing activities


A variety of federal and state laws protect people who report illegal actions of their employers and/or refuse to engage in illegal actions at work.

Florida Whistleblower’s Act

This protects covered employees who object to or refuse to participate in illegal activity, as well as those who notify their employer in writing of their intent to disclose illegal activity.

Employees who cooperate with authorities investigating illegal activity are also protected.

Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

This law protects whistleblower employees who disclose violations of SEC rules and regulations and violations of federal laws related to fraud against shareholders.

Dodd-Frank Act

This law protects whistleblower employees who report a potential securities law violation to the SEC as well as those who participate in a related SEC investigation.

False Claims Act

This law protects whistleblower employees of government contractors and grantees and protects a broad range of whistleblower disclosures.

Occupational Health and Safety Act (OSHA)

The OSHA prohibits employers from retaliating against employees for exercising protected rights.

These rights include:

  • Filing an OSHA complaint
  • Participating in an inspection or talking to an inspector
  • Seeking access to employer exposure and injury records
  • Reporting an injury
  • Raising a safety or health complaint with the employer.

OSHA’s whistleblower authority protects workers from retaliation under twenty-two federal laws, including:

  • Occupational, environmental, and nuclear safety laws
  • Transportation industry laws
  • Consumer and investor protection laws


X - Close


As a whistleblower, you may have reported illegal activities or fraud on the part of your employer.

While this is often financial fraud, it can relate to other activities such as sales and marketing, Human Resources activities, or other illegal employer conduct in the workplace.

Broadly, it is broken down into four main areas:

  • Improper use of authority
  • Gross neglect
  • Abuse of duty
  • Gross waste of funds

Examples of cases that commonly require whistleblower protection include unfavorable treatment for:

  • HR professionals for refusing to take part in discriminatory hiring practices
  • Employees after they report a case of sexual harassment or age discrimination
  • Finance professionals who refuse to process fraudulent loan deals
  • Healthcare employees who refuse to participate in Medicare fraud

Standing up against this is not a reason for your employer to retaliate against you but it does happen regularly.

No employee should suffer being fired, being discriminated against or any other adverse retaliation from their employer for trying to do the right thing. If you are being discriminated against or are suffering from retaliation in any form, contact a Florida whistleblower lawyer for representation today.

Common types of retaliatory treatment include:

  • Termination of employment
  • Being demoted
  • Being forced to quit
  • Having hours or wages restricted
  • Not receiving benefits that other employees receive
  • Threatening behavior

The whistleblower laws can protect you against such actions from your Florida employer.


The whistleblower laws do include many exceptions.

You won’t be expected to know all of these but a good whistleblower protection retaliation lawyer in Florida will be able to advise you.

You may be able to:

  • Take legal action to protect against retaliatory practices from your employer
  • Claim damages to compensate you for any financial losses, emotional distress, suffering, etc.

Bear in mind that blowing the whistle on an employer affects their reputation.

Reporting violations by an employer can also, unfortunately, harm your own reputation as far as future employment goes.

So, whistleblowing is not a decision to be taken without solid legal advice.

As an experienced Florida whistleblower protection attorney, I can advise you and help assess your case.

I will help you take the legal steps for protection, if necessary.

Next steps

From here, we need to:

  • Assess your claim. Start by booking a free phone consultation below.
  • Decide whether to pursue a complaint after our consultation.
  • Prepare the paperwork so that we can draft the complaint or lawsuit.

Our experienced attorneys also handle clients with other types of employment cases, including:

Contact our law firm Brenton Legal P.A. today.

Our experienced legal team also handles clients with other types of employment cases, including:

Overtime/Unpaid wages,
Workplace discrimination
Whistleblower protection
Workplace harassment
Contact our law firm Brenton Legal P.A. today. get legal support

"Brenton Legal is that law firm – bar none."

When it comes to family, everyone would agree you do not just walk into any law office. You do your research. You talk to people. You make sure you are going to receive representation that you can wholeheartedly trust, at a reasonable value, and that will place you or your family member in a better position. Brenton Legal is that law firm – bar none. I trust this firm to help guide my family and that should tell you everything you need to know if you read reviews.

Andrew S. Florida

"We would give more than 5 stars if we could!!!"

Travis and the team at Brenton Legal was absolutely amazing. They met and exceeded our expectations and helped navigate us through unfamiliar territory. Any time we had a question or concern, either Travis or Jackie responded in a very timely manner. We would give more than 5 stars if we could!!! Thank you so much!

Cynthia A. Florida

"I highly recommend Brenton Legal"

I found my lawyer Chris to be knowledgeable, straightforward, and honest. His assistant Jackie is incredibly kind and helpful. I had to do basically nothing, they kept me updated and I occasionally e-signed something. I highly recommend Brenton Legal.

Dannie P. Florida

"He is honest, persistent and caring."

I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Fennell. He is honest, persistent and caring. From the beginning, he let me know the outcome could be both good or bad. He always kept me in the loop and made sure I understood everything that was going on. Without Mr. Fennell, this case would not have worked out in my favor. I am grateful for all his help and highly recommend him to anyone!

Ka'Shiya W. Florida

Do you have an Employment claim?

Speak with an experienced attorney today.

get legal support