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Understand how employers retaliate against employees

As an employee, you hope you never have to blow the whistle on your company. If you find yourself in this position, it means your employer has done something wrong and you feel it is your obligation to turn him or her in.

Even though you did the right thing, even though you will feel better about yourself after speaking up, this doesn't mean that everything will come to an end. Instead, there are times when employers retaliate against an employee. They are not allowed to do so by law, but this does not always stop them from taking action.

If you are concerned about whistleblower retaliation, it is important to be aware of the patterns that regularly occur. These include:

-- An employee is disciplined or demoted for reporting fraud.

-- An employee is terminated or dismissed for reporting harassment or discrimination in the workplace.

-- An employee is fired for speaking up with regard to a safety or health violation.

-- Termination for the support of a complaint filed by a coworker.

Most employers understand they are not legally permitted to retaliate against an employee, but this does not always stop them from doing so.

If you feel you have been a victim of retaliation, it is time to collect proof that this happened. The last thing you want is to lose your job or be disciplined because you spoke up regarding a wrongdoing. For more information on this subject, as well as related topics, browse our website. You can learn about whistleblower retaliation on our "Boca Raton Whistleblower Attorney" webpage.

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