Whistleblower Protection Laws in Virginia | Here’s What to Know

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Our firm recognizes the stress our clients feel if they have been retaliated against for reporting a violation of the law in their workplace. If you are in this unfortunate situation, it is in your best interest to reach out to our skilled Chesterfield County whistleblower protection attorney to learn more about how we can best help you.

Does Virginia protect whistleblowers from retaliation?

In the state of Virginia, employees cannot be retaliated against for reporting a violation of the law or refusing to take part in criminal or illicit activity. It is critical to keep in mind that as an employee if you participated in an investigation or inquiry into a company that is suspected of wrongdoing, you may also be safe from retaliation from your employer. Furthermore, employees who cooperate with governmental bodies or law enforcement agencies by testifying or providing them with information regarding an alleged violation of the law by their employer should also be kept safe from retaliation. Employees under the circumstances may be protected from retaliation under Virginia law and may also they are protected on a federal level, under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the False Claims Act, and even other statutes.

If you believe that you have been retaliated against by your employer, it is in your best interest to reach out to our firm today to discuss the details of your case and your legal options. Our firm is committed to ensuring your rights are protected.

What steps should I take if I was retaliated against by my employer?

Even though there are several state and federal protections for whistleblowers in the state of Virginia, employers will still frequently retaliate against employees. Retaliation can come in many forms, however, some of the most common that our firm sees include docking pay, change in duties, demotions, blacklisting, and even wrongful termination. If you reported an injustice in the workplace and were retaliated against in any of the above ways or others, it is in your best interest to report the misconduct to your employer then reach out to Passero Employment Law today to speak with a skilled Midlothian employment attorney. We help employees who’ve been wrongfully retaliated against for simply doing the right thing, and we are prepared to assist you as well.


At Passero Employment Law, we understand it is difficult to confront problems in the workplace or face litigation. With that in mind, we take a solutions-oriented approach to our representation – focusing on the right process and the right solution for each of our clients. If you need help with an employment law matter in the state of Virginia, you can count on Passero Employment Law to effectively represent your interests. If you would like to discuss your matter, please contact Passero Employment Law today.

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