If I worked for a corporation that had a whistle blowers policy and I used it and then was fired for it, what are my rights?

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If I worked for a corporation that had a whistle blowers policy and I used it and then was fired for it, what are my rights?

In short- I composed an email after speaking with my boss and him giving me the information that informed HR about a potential safety violation on another employee that should have rendered him ineligible for a position, but then “I” was terminated for it because of bringing it to there attention by use of company email system, what should I do, or do I have any rights?

Asked on August 8, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, South Carolina

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FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If you were terminated at your last place of employment where you believe that you are protected by your state's whistle blower statute as stated in your question, I suggest that you consult with a labor law attorney and/or a representative with your local department of labor to discuss what your legal recourse is.


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