National Whistleblower Day occurs on July 30 to commemorate the passing of the first whistleblower law on July 30, 1778. The Continental Congress passed the first law after ten navy members reported their Continental Navy Superior Officer’s wrongdoing. However, this day also recognizes all of the whistleblowers who took action after that day.
Whistleblowing is an important component of employment law because it helps protect employees from discrimination and poor working conditions. Further, a whistleblower receives legal protections for bringing these injustices to light. This holiday aims to commemorate the brave actions of whistleblowers who bring the injustice of employers to light. But also this day offers the opportunity to change the narrative around whistleblowing. This day celebrates the employees who challenged employer wrongdoing and highlights the benefits of whistleblowing for employees. Additionally, by choosing to celebrate this occasion, it sends the message that the culture of retaliation around whistleblowers needs to change.
Join the National Whistleblower Center as they celebrate this event with an all-day virtual event. Further, if you raised awareness of an issue with your employer and faced retaliation in the form of termination, demotion, or harassment you can pursue legal action.
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If you are a whistleblower and need assistance after raising awareness about wrongdoing, we can help. At McOmber McOmber & Luber, we take a proactive approach to each and every legal issue our clients face. Please call our office in Red Bank, New Jersey at 732-842-6500, our Marlton, New Jersey office at 856-985-9800, or our Newark, New Jersey office at 973-787-9040 to find out more.