We’ve all heard those stories about horrible bosses who seem to violate every ethics code in the book. While it’s funny when popular sitcom bosses cross over social and even legal boundaries, it’s much less hilarious when your actual boss crosses ethical and legal lines. Especially when it affects you directly.
If your boss has crossed a line, you might feel hesitant to file a report. Because your boss makes his or her behavior sound reasonable, knows more than you do, your peers may not be as concerned as you are, or you fear losing your job, it can be difficult to feel confident that reporting unethical and/or illegal behavior is the right thing to do.
Ultimately, if there is any illegal activity or serious ethical violation and you feel like you should report it, you should. Here are some situations that you shouldn’t hesitate to report.
If you’re dealing with a questionable situation at work, you don’t have to keep it to yourself. Talk to your HR department or even a lawyer or the police if necessary.
At the Law Firm of Stefan Shaibani, we take legal violations in the workplace very seriously. Contact us if you’re dealing with wage and hour issues like unpaid overtime, employee misclassification, or minimum wage violations by your Washington DC employer. You don’t have to go through this alone, we can help.