As a previous post for this blog highlighted, employees have rights against retaliation when they are a whistleblower in Minnesota and other states in the nation. Whistleblower rights exist in order to protect an employee when and if they make a claim that their employer is violating a state or federal law. This could happen in various types of work environments and violations could come in different forms, which is why there are several whistleblower protection laws.
What rights do employees have against retaliation in fraud cases? According to the federal Sarbanes Oxley Act, there are whistleblower protections for employees of publicly traded companies. Specifically, they have the right to file a civil action to seek relief from retaliation by an employer in a fraud case.