Deciding when to blow the whistle on the employer that pays you money to take care of yourself and your family is never an easy task. An employee becomes a whistleblower when he or she exposes the illegal actions or conduct of their employer. The actions of these whistleblowers provide a great service to our country and protect consumers, forcing companies and various other employers to abide by the rules or pay a hefty fine for their illegal conduct.
Many employers fear wrongful termination claims because firing someone for the wrong reasons can land them in significant legal trouble. Unfortunately, almost every employer will have to terminate an employee. Reasons can be unrelated to the employee's performance, such as downsizing for lack of revenue. But, even if there were valid reasons for terminating the employee, employers may worry that the former employee will assert a wrongful discharge claim.