It takes a great deal of courage to be willing to stand out against wrongdoing of any kind, especially when it involves your employer. You feel a certain obligation to keep quiet. However, you also feel obligated to do the right thing when your employer is making false claims against the government. Beyond civil violations, there may be criminal violations as well. There may even be health and safety risks involved. Knowledge of these violations compel you to act, but there may be one other feeling preventing you from doing what’s right, fear. What if you get demoted? What if you lose your job? How will you support your family?
To prevent employees from being the victims of retaliation from their employers, two protections are in place: […]