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What Should You Know About Being a Whistleblower In Illinois?

What should you know about being a whistleblower in Illinois? Or, on the other hand, what should you know about whistleblowers as an employer?

A whistleblower is an employee who essentially tattles on their employer. The violation(s) he reports may be personal (e.g. an employment discrimination claim) or more general (e.g. illegal practices at work, like not paying for overtime).

Many states, including Illinois, have protections for whistleblowers. Here's a general breakdown: