Filing a Retaliation Claim Associated with SOX
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) prohibits employers from retaliating against employees who engage in any protected activities specified by these laws, such as providing law enforcement with truthful information relating to a possible federal offense. Now that your employer has gone ahead and violated these laws in any way, there is good reason for you to take legal action against your employer to recover compensation for the financial damages that may have been inflicted upon you as a result.
Proving Your Employer Violated a SOX Provision
Though employees do need to have good reason to believe that their employer has engaged in some form of corporate fraud—including shareholder fraud, securities fraud, bank fraud, mail fraud, or wire fraud—they do not necessarily need to have conclusive evidence. In order to prove that your employer has violated SOX, you will need to be able to demonstrate the following conditions:
- That you engaged in a protected activity
- That your employer knew you engaged in a protected activity
- That retaliation was taken against you
- That your engagement in a protected activity caused the adverse action
Whatever the particulars of your claim happen to be, our legal team in Austin can help you take the legal action necessary to recover compensation for any and all of the damages associated with that action.
Consult with a SOX Attorney in Austin
If your employer has taken any adverse action against you for engaging in a protected activity as specified under Sarbanes-Oxley, you should consult with one of the SOX attorneys at The Melton Law Firm about what legal action you may now be eligible to pursue against your employer. To discuss the particulars of your employers actions with one of our employment lawyers, please call our Austin offices at (512) 330-0017 today.