A Whistle blower employee is an informant who exposes a crime, or wrongdoing, taking place within the organization in the hope of stopping it. If you are considering becoming a whistle blower, or if you have been retaliated for reporting a misdeed you should be aware of your rights.
Approximately 50 years ago, unless you had an employment contract, or were a member of a labor union, you were considered an at will employee. The “at will employment doctrine” holds that an employee can be terminated for any reason, at any time and without any compensation. Recently, many exceptions to this rigid rule have emerged from the court system, as well as from state and federal legislatures.