Don’t let fear silence you. Many workers are afraid to report wrongdoing in their workplaces for fear of being fired or suffering consequences such as exclusion or discrimination from their employers or colleagues. By reporting these facts, you would only be doing what is appropriate. Reporting illegal activities is your right and duty as part of society.
To know what acts can be reported, we must first understand who a whistleblower is. A whistleblower is a person who becomes aware of illegal or unethical actions by his employer or co-workers and reports them to the appropriate authorities. These acts can range from fraud to misuse of business funds. The person who knows about these actions must report and raise their complaints in search of justice.
The simple act of reporting or denouncing could prevent further corruption, help victims, and even save lives depending on the seriousness of the actions. However, the whistleblower can face the consequences, such as retaliation by the accused, lack of access to new positions, and even dismissal. In some situations, there may even be constant intimidation and harassment, seeking to retract what was said in his testimony or resign. All these acts are considered illegal, so it is also appropriate to report them.
At Lipeles Law Group, we stand with and support those who dare to speak out against wrongdoing. A lawsuit should not imply a stressful situation for the whistleblower since they only seek justice. Remember that the law protects those who try to do the right thing and denounce. You shouldn’t be afraid of it, especially regarding labor laws.
If you are suffering from workplace harassment, unfair treatment, or other types of retaliation, we are here to help you with your case.