Whistleblowers play an important role in the workplace. Whistleblowers are employees who report unsafe or unlawful practices that occur in the workplace. Employers must be held accountable in their roles. If employers are not held accountable for their actions, they may not actively avoid illegal practices. This is where whistleblowers come into play.
Employees can report their employers or supervisors for unsafe and unlawful actions. If an employee reports an unlawful action or practice, the employer cannot then retaliate against the employee. Accordingly, employees have protections against retaliation from their employers. Whistleblowers should feel comfortable reporting illegal practices at work.