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What Is a Whistleblower and How Is a Whistleblower Protected From Retaliation Through the Law?

Attorney 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 whistleblower retaliation successfully. What Is a Whistleblower? A whistleblower is

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The #MeToo Movement and How It Has Changed Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Law

The #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 assistance is crucial if you are a victim of sexual

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Retaliation Against Whistleblowers: 5 Subtle Signs You Are Being Retaliated Against

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, from verbal abuse to being passed over

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4 Different Types of Whistleblower Retaliation You Might Encounter

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 terminates an employee for reporting misconduct. Employees who speak up

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Protecting Your Identity as a Whistleblower

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 working in organizations. The term can also be used to refer

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