Google Screened

Are You in the Healthcare Field?

Find Out How We Can Help »
[et_social_follow icon_style="slide" icon_shape="rectangle" icons_location="top" col_number="1" outer_color="dark"]
Millions Recovered For Our Clients No Fees Unless We Win

Philadelphia Employment Lawyers Discuss Barclays Whistleblower Case

April 11th, 2017

Barclays, the British banking giant, is now under scrutiny for improper actions taken in attempt to seek out the identity of a whistleblower. At the request of its chief executive, Barclays tried to unmask the sender of two letters of complaint against a mid-level executive that were sent to its board by reaching out to the United States Postal Service. The chief executive had a previous professional relationship with the subject of those letters.

Whistleblowers are often employees or former employees who report illegal or fraudulent activity by an employer, a government, or an organization. Because whistleblowers are at risk of becoming victims of retaliation for making such reports, state and federal laws were created to protect them.

According to federal law, protection from workplace retaliation against a whistleblower means that an employer cannot take “adverse action” against the worker. This includes:

  • Firing or laying off
  • Blacklisting
  • Demoting
  • Denying overtime or promotions
  • Disciplining
  • Denial of benefits
  • Failure to hire or rehire
  • Intimidation/harassment
  • Making threats
  • Reassignment affecting prospects for promotion
  • Reducing pay or hours

If you have experienced retaliation by an employer by blowing the whistle on fraud or illegal activity, contact the Philadelphia whistleblower lawyers at Sidney L. Gold & Associates P.C. right away. You can call us at 215-569-1999 or connect with us online for a free consultation.

EMPLOYMENT LAW PRACTICE AREAS
View All Practices
2019 American Trail Lawyers badge
Lead Counsel Rated
life time achievement
million dollar advocates badge
AV Peer Review Rated
Philly Happening
Top one badge
Silver Client Champion Award 2020
super lawyers badge

As Seen On

avvo lawyers.com Martindale Justia FindLaw
© 2024 Sidney L. Gold and Associates, P.C. All rights reserved. [ Site Map | Privacy Policy ]

Attorney Advertising Materials. Sidney L. Gold is responsible for the content of this website. This website is designed for general information only. The information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice nor the formation of a lawyer/client relationship.

Website Accessibility: Sidney L. Gold & Associates P.C. is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually working to improve the accessibility of all content on our website and applying the relevant accessibility standards.

* The awards and accolades displayed on this website were issued to the attorneys, or the entire law firm by the respective providers of these honors. They are as follows, Avvo Inc., Super Lawyers®, Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rated, ASLA Top 100 Lawyers, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Legal Leaders Top Rated Lawyers, Bar Register Preeminent Lawyer, Happening List Winner, BBB Accredited Business, National Association of Distinguished Counsel Top 1 Percent, America's Top 100 Attorneys, The Employee Rights Advocacy Institute for law and policy, Best Lawyers, Lead Counsel Rated, Top Employment Lawyers in Philadelphia, Association of American Trial Lawyers Top 100 and Martindale Hubbell Client Champion Silver. No aspect of these advertisements have been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.