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What The Whistleblower Retaliation Law Covers

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  • What The Whistleblower Retaliation Law Covers

    Being a whistleblower is something that most employees run away from. In fact, one only chooses to be one when circumstances become too dire to ignore any longer. The main reason why people avoid being whistleblowers is fear of the consequences that could possibly follow. Well, there is a law that protects you: the whistleblower retaliation Law.

    Who is a whistleblower?

    Let’s start with the basics. A whistleblower is an employee who makes legal complaint against the company they work for on the basis of illegal activity or health violations. What the whistleblower retaliation law states.

    How the law protects the whistleblower?

    According to the whistleblower retaliation law, an employee is protected against termination from employment on the basis of whistleblowing. Any employer found guilty for wrongfully terminating an employee for whistleblowing has a case to answer and if found guilty, can either face jail time and/or have to handsomely compensate the employee.