Have you witnessed something wrong and would like to report it, or have you been retaliated against for whistleblowing? Please call to schedule a free consultation with lawyer Kevin Keaney, (503) 232-9280.
When you witness something wrong at your workplace, you want to speak up. The activity may be illegal, unsafe, unethical, or fraudulent.
Maybe it is another nurse practicing on an expired license. Maybe it’s a co-worker who has a substance abuse problem. Maybe it’s a colleague who is incompetent or negligent. Maybe it’s billing practices that seem fraudulent.
By going forward and exposing this activity, you become a “whistleblower,” and as a whistleblower, you may open yourself up to potential recrimination and also retaliation. There are, however, whistleblower laws in place to protect you against any adverse job actions that are taken against you for bringing bad practices to light.
Adverse job actions taken against a whistleblower can include:
• hostile work environment or harassment
• letter of reprimand
• poor employee performance review
• termination (firing)
If you would like to explore your full range of legal options before whistleblowing, or if you think your treatment is unfair because of whistleblowing, contact us as soon as possible to schedule a free consultation with an attorney. You can call us at (503) 232-9280, or e-mail us at
Please make note: In addition to whistleblowing law, we also cover the other areas of employment law (such as EEOC, discrimination, wrongful termination). We represent employees in Oregon, Washington, and Texas.
Kevin Keaney is licensed to practice in Oregon and Washington, as well as Texas, where he can also help nurses who need an attorney.