While the American workforce is becoming increasingly comprised of millennials, one thing stands the test of time: no one likes a snitch in the workplace. So sticking to the “company line” and not providing fodder to competitors and Internet trolls is highly important, even in 2016. So much so, that people may be genuinely concerned about losing their jobs if they speak out against fraud.
There are a number of federal and state laws that work to protect employees from discriminatory actions based on race, gender or religion. While it appears that many employers know this (despite their actions or inaction in preventing such behavior) workplace bullying appears to be just as pervasive as it has ever been.
The Family Medical Leave Act provides employees with an opportunity to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave within a 12 month period. This type of leave is guaranteed by law, meaning that employers may not put conditions on it or merge it with other forms of paid (or unpaid) leave that an employer may offer.