When employees in Minnesota witness or believe there is a violation in the workplace, they should be able to speak out or report these violations. Our firm understands that it can be a difficult decision to report an employer, but employees should understand their rights regarding whistleblower protection. These protections or rights have been put in place in order to promote such opposition or reporting of workplace violations. Employees should be aware of these rights so they feel comfortable taking action to protect their and their coworkers' well-being.
In many situations, it is considered a heroic action when employees take a stance to oppose or report their employer for violations of state or federal laws. While some employees are fearful that their employer will retaliate if they discover they took action, whistleblower rights help protect employees in these situations.