Providing a safe workplace for employees should be the top priority for employers. The goal for every employer should be to make sure its workforce returns home safely to their families. Employees are the first line of defense to ensuring a safe workplace. You should be able to speak up about safety concerns in the workplace without fear of being retaliated against.
At Bailess Smith, PLLC, we fight employers who put profits ahead of safety. If you are a whistleblower and sounded the alarm by reporting safety concerns in the workplace, contact our firm today.
Contact our firm online today or call (304) 553-0337 and tell our whistleblower attorneys in Charleston that you want to schedule your free initial consultation to learn about the options you have to move forward with your claim.
When Should I Report A Safety Violation?
Safety concerns may involve reporting patient safety in hospitals and nursing homes, sexual harassment, discrimination, unsafe food and beverages, sexual abuse of children, polluted waters, and day care negligence.
Safety is no accident. If you come across a safety concern in the workplace, we recommend that you report the concern to your supervisor immediately. If you experience blow back or retaliation for reporting safety violations, your employer may be in violation of West Virginia law. Retaliation comes in many forms as follows:
- Reduction in Wages
- Feeling like you have a target on your back
- Write-ups following your report of safety violation
- Forcing you to quit
Fighting for Clients for More than 25 Years
At Bailess Smith PLLC, the focus of our practice is on helping employees hold their employers accountable for violating their rights. Unfortunately, when employers put profits over safety, we all pay the price. Do not let your employer get away with retaliating against you for reporting safety violations – begin asserting your rights by reaching out to a whistleblower attorney in Charleston.
For more than 25 years, Bailess Smith PLLC has worked with folks in situations like yours, helping them to win fair and just compensation in their lawsuits.
Discover how we can help you by reaching out to us online.