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January 15, 2023

businessman in black suit hiding face behind sign whistle blowerAttorney James H. Shoemaker, Jr. is a Newport News, VA, attorney who works routinely with individuals who have been involved in a whistleblower case or retaliation. His years of experience ensure that you obtain the representation you need to protect yourself in the event of...

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December 15, 2022

African Woman Sexual Exploitation And Metoo Harassment ScandalThe #MeToo Movement has been a game-changer for sexual harassment in the workplace. The movement has empowered women to speak out against their abusers and has brought about much-needed changes to the laws governing sexual harassment in the workplace.

Knowing your rights and seeking legal...

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September 15, 2022

Most people have never had to hire a personal injury lawyer. But if you've suffered an injury in an accident, you may need one to get the compensation you deserve. 

What's a Personal Injury Lawyer?

A personal injury lawyer is a professional who supplies legal assistance to individuals who allege they were hurt,...

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August 15, 2022

Whistleblowing is a high-stakes game. When you report misconduct, you are putting your job, reputation, and even your safety at risk. And unfortunately, retaliation against whistleblowers is all too common.

According to a Global Business Ethics Survey, about one-third of whistleblowers experience retaliation

Retaliation can take many forms,...

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June 18, 2022

Sexual harassment in the workplace can take many forms. It can be Subtle. It can be Overt. It can be Physical. It can be Verbal. It can be written. It can be online. It can be anywhere.

The important thing to remember is that sexual harassment is a form of discrimination. It is illegal. And it is never okay.

You can do a few things if you are...

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June 15, 2022

Whistleblowers who report wrongdoing face retaliation from their employers. Retaliation can take many different forms, from demotion to firing. In this blog post, we'll explore four types of retaliation that whistleblowers might encounter.

Discharge

Discharge is an act of whistleblower retaliation in which an employer...

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May 15, 2022

Whistleblower law on a court desk.Whistleblowers play an important role in society by exposing corruption and wrongdoing. However, they often face risks such as retaliation, harassment, and even violence. This is why whistleblowers need to protect their identity.

What's whistleblowing?

Whistleblowing is disclosing illegal or unethical behavior by individuals...

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April 14, 2022

Shocked woman reading a message on her laptopMany companies shifted to a remote work model in response to the coronavirus pandemic. That means their employees have parted ways with various aspects of physical workplaces. And while commuting and in-person meetings have become a thing of the past for some, sexual harassment...

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March 30, 2022

Man getting scolded at work by his bossLet’s say that you worked up the courage to report an issue such as fraud or corruption in your workplace. Then you eagerly looked forward to seeing the matter set right. Instead of achieving the resolution you desired, you were called into your boss’ office and fired on the spot.

This scenario is just one of many ways that retaliation...

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February 18, 2022

Woman snapping cigarette in halfWhistleblowers play an important role in exposing corruption and wrongdoing. Not everyone who raises a concern about a possible violation or engages in another protected activity makes headlines. However, some whistleblowers have exposed large-scale...

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