Individuals who come across possible hazards at work may feel that reporting the issue could prove vital to promoting safety in their job settings. However, there could be some instances in which individuals in Michigan who report unsafe conditions may be subjected to acts of retaliation. Former employees of the popular bar TomTom have filed lawsuits accusing bar owners of retaliation and wrongful termination.
Reports indicate that former bartenders have accused the owners of TomTom, which appears on the popular television show Vanderpump Rules, of wrongfully terminating their employment. These workers claim to have been retaliated against after reporting unsafe work conditions at the bar. They also assert that they have been subjected to violations of labor laws on several occasions.
Former employees also assert that the retaliation they experienced did not stop with termination. One former bartender says that the owners of TomTom made false statements and spread harmful rumors about his character. He claims that this malicious attack has caused significant damage to his reputation and career.
Facing retaliation and wrongful termination
Those who are subjected to wrongful termination in retaliation for reporting unsafe conditions might not know what to do to protect against the hardships this could bring. Fortunately, one does not have to face this alone, as there are attorneys who can provide a person in Michigan with much-needed advice on his or her legal rights and options. An attorney can help a client prepare to step forward and confront the issue, help protect against further retaliation, and assist in pursuing the full amount of restitution to which he or she may be entitled to receive.