No employee should be forced to work under conditions that violate their physical and mental health. Additionally, they should not be forced to remain silent if they see something at work that makes them fear for their own safety, as well as their co-workers' safety. The good news is that under Illinois's Whistleblower Act, they can complain about negligent employers without fear of reprisal.
A whistleblower is an individual who either anonymously, or in-person, brings forward confidential information that might cause harm to public or customers. The act of whistleblowing is largely protected in Illinois under the Illinois Whistleblower Act providing employees with protection against wrongful termination and harassment.
Who is a Whistleblower?