Not every employer is as honest and trustworthy as everyone would hope they would be. All around the world, there are employers who choose to engage in illegal activity. Not only do they engage in illegal activity, but they may also try to recruit employees to join them. While some may go along with it in fear of losing their jobs, others realize how important it is to be honest people and ultimately choose not to engage in these illegal acts with their employers.
Oftentimes, when an employer decides to commit unlawful acts, there is an employee who chooses to report them. This employee will become known as a whistleblower. Should an employer find out that a specific employee has reported them for these unlawful acts, they may decide to retaliate against them by terminating them, suspending them or more. With this employee being a whistleblower, they are protected, and if an employer retaliates against them, they can be penalized for their actions.
When reporting an employer for unlawful acts, it is normal for a person to be concerned about their job. There is always the chance that an employer may retaliate should they be reported, but employees should not have to worry about this. Their employer has not been honest and has failed to adhere to the law, so reporting them should not be seen as a negative thing. If an employee does realize that the employer is engaging in retaliatory behavior, they may want to speak to an attorney.
If you are considering reporting your employer for unlawful acts, you may want to contact an attorney prior to doing so. You want to be sure that you can report your employer without being retaliated against, and an attorney may be able to clear up any confusion for you about this matter. Even if there is a risk of your employer retaliating against you for reporting them, it is still important that they be penalized for their actions.