Alcoholism is a terrible and pervasive disease that can ruin the lives of those who suffer from it. What’s even worse, many consider it to be a choice rather than a form of mental illness that requires treatment like a host of maladies that affect one’s decision making. While there are many who deal with it without substantial assistance from their employer, there are still those who need their employer to be understanding and accommodating to the extent the law allows.
What is a whistleblower, exactly?
If you’re familiar with crime dramas, you are likely familiar with the famous Miranda warning “what you say can be used against you in a court of law” commonly barked out by arresting officers. That warning also has significance in real life; not for people who would be arrested, but for employees who post about their lives on social media sites.
There’s a reason why many whistleblowers are ambivalent about alerting the government about fraud and corporate misdeeds committed by their employers. They may be banished to the basement, figuratively and literally.
In our last post, we highlighted the July jobs report, which included more jobs created in the nation’s economy than what was originally projected. The 255,000 jobs created is further evidence that the economy is going in the right direction. However, with so many new workers in the workforce, especially younger workers, they may not understand their rights guaranteed under federal law.