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Has your employer retaliated against you for reporting or refusing to participate in illegal activities within the company? If so, you may have a claim against your employer. A whistleblower attorney from the Law Offices of Fern Trevino can meet with you to discuss the facts and determine whether you have grounds for legal action.

Fern Trevino has more than three decades of employment law experience and more than 20 years representing solely executives and employees. She has consistently earned an AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Illegal retaliation occurs when an employer takes an adverse action, such as terminating an employee, because the employee engaged in a "protected activity." Protected activities are activities protected by law or public policy. Our country has a long tradition of providing legal protection for whistleblower claims, from the False Claims Act of 1863 to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010. Even if the underlying claim—such as allegations of health care fraud or double billing—cannot be proven, a court may still award you damages if your employer retaliated against you for speaking out. Illinois law also provides strong protection for whistle-blowers from retaliation.


Examples of protected activity include reporting certain types of illegal activities, participating in an investigation into fraud or other wrongdoing, or otherwise opposing actions and policies in the company which you believe to be illegal, fraudulent or dangerous to the health, safety or welfare of the public. If your employer has retaliated against you for speaking out, it is advisable to seek legal counsel.

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