Employment Blog

What Do I Need to Say to Be Protected as a Whistleblower?
Retaliation, Whistleblower

If you have complained to management, the press, or a government agency about your employer’s unethical, illegal, or discriminatory acts, you may have some protection under the law as a whistleblower. Depending on the circumstances, if you suffer negative consequences...

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Can a Whistleblower Claim Involve Public Safety?
Whistleblower

A former Walmart pharmacist was awarded $31.2 million dollars by a jury in federal court in New Hampshire after a trial concerning her whistleblower and discrimination claims. Maureen McPadden claimed that constant employee turnover in her pharmacy and hiring of...

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I Was Fired for Being a Whistleblower. Am I Protected by Law?
Whistleblower

A whistleblower is a person who reports a violation of the law, an unethical practice, mismanagement, corruption, waste of funds, or danger to public safety. Whistleblowers typically report these illegal situations to the powers-that-be at a company or to a...

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5 Examples of Retaliation in the Workplace
Retaliation, Whistleblower

Illegal retaliation occurs when an employer punishes an employee because he or she complained of discrimination or harassment or reported illegal activity. While many of the cases discussed involve whistleblowing, retaliation occurs for a number of reasons. If you believe...

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Whistle­-Blowers
Whistleblower

Whistle­Blower Protection It’s one thing to be fired or disciplined at work because of who you are. But sometimes, employees are disciplined or fired because they do the right thing. When an employee comes forward and reports illegal practices by...

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Whistleblower Protection
Whistleblower

Doing the right thing isn’t always easy. Many employees witness illegal or unethical conduct in their workplace, few are brave enough to report these actions to higher management or a government agency. Some of those who take a stand end...

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