Advocating for the Rights of Our Clients
The attorneys at BT Law Group are experienced employment lawyers who handle a broad range of single-plaintiff and class/collective action employment cases before federal and state courts, administrative agencies, and arbitral tribunals. Some examples of retaliation claims include:
- Retaliation. There are several federal, state, and local laws that prohibit employers from retaliating against employees who engage in protected activity. For instance, it is unlawful for an employer to take an adverse employment action against an employee who has opposed an unlawful employment practice, or assisted or participated in an investigation or proceeding involving claims of discrimination.
- Whistleblower. Both federal and state laws protect employees who are whistleblowers. In Florida, there are public and private employer whistleblower statutes that provide significant protections for employees who, for example, object to or refuse to participate in, some illegal activity of the employer. There are, however, several defenses that an employer can raise to whistleblower claims.
- False Claims Act. The False Claims Act is a federal law that imposes liability on companies and individuals who attempt to defraud the government. The law includes a qui tam provision that allows employees who are not affiliated with the government, called “relators,” to file actions on behalf of the government.