Those who take a stand by reporting their employer's legal violations are putting a lot on the line. Although it is not legal to do so, many employers retaliate against whistleblowers, even going so far as to fire them. For those who have been wrongly fired for whistleblowing, consider the following.
Depending on a person's position -- public or private -- and the industry involved, different federal or Wisconsin state laws might apply. For example, when workers blow the whistle on their employers for violating certain environmental laws, they are protected under a variety different acts and regulations. These include the Pollution Prevention Act, Clean Air Act, Toxic Substance Control Act and more.