If you have been discriminated against or faced negative consequences as a result of your actions as a whistleblower, you may be able to file a complaint against your employer and those responsible for the actions against you. The key to a successful complaint is to be able to effectively and adequately demonstrate a causal relationship between your coming forward and the consequences against you. Here are a few of the most common ways that can be done.
Those who alert authorities to illegal or unethical conduct in the workplace are known as "whistleblowers." While whistleblowers do have the ability to remain anonymous if they desire, it's not uncommon for names to be released, which could place the whistleblower themselves at risk of backlash, especially if the accused is in a direct position of power over them. So to encourage people to come forward, the Department of Labor has created a list of rights that are guaranteed to whistleblowers designed to protect them from these repercussions.