One of the major news stories across the United States in the past six months concerns the proliferation of civil unrest and resultant damage to businesses and public property. An unbiased source estimates a total property damage in the U.S. to be somewhere between $1-2 billion.
To review, whistleblowers are employees who expose fraud, waste or other misconduct occurring within their company. Retaliation against whistleblowers is nothing new, but legislative policies to protect whistleblowers from being fired, harassed or otherwise abused in the workplace are comparatively new.
As was reported in this column in October 2019, the National Safety Council reports that Americans became more likely to die from an accidental opioid overdose than from a motor vehicle crash at some point during the past three years.