The squeaky wheel gets the grease, but the nail that sticks out gets hammered.
Reporting unlawful activity in the workplace is one of the most difficult situations an employee is likely to find themselves in. State and Federal laws prohibit employers from retaliating against employees that make “protected complaints” or engage in other protected conduct, but as with many things, the devil is in the details. Employers have gone to great lengths to prevent employees from triggering those legal protections, and it is very easy to find yourself in a position where you have complained to your employer, but you are not fully protected from termination or other adverse action.
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If you are considering making a complaint to your employer, a supervisor, or an HR or ethics hotline, or if you already have, we strongly recommend that you Contact Us immediately to schedule a confidential case evaluation with one of our attorneys. Discussing your situation with an attorney at the earliest possible stage will help avoid or address any unlawful retaliation you may experience based on your complaint.