Saint Louis, MO asked in Employment Law for Nebraska

Q: Can the CEO of my company ask an Auditor to reveal my identity on allegations that I filed against the company?

I filed a complaint against my company with the State. There is widespread corruption (steering, worker safety issues, staffing issues, moving problemed clients between homes). The state completed the audit. When the auditor, whom I contacted, addressed our CEO about the allegations she asked who filed the complaint. The state rep responded that it was an employee. Our CEO than asked the state rep to identify the employee who filed the complaint. The state rep did not reveal my identity, however, they did reveal that I was an employee. Numerous worker safety issues, etc... I was than contacted by the State rep and was informed to reach out to my CEO directly. Please advise.

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Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
  • Omaha, NE
  • Licensed in Nebraska

A: What to do in a situation you describe depends on too many factors to be able to give the type of general answers that can be posted on these type of message boards. You need to contact an employment law attorney and go through the facts of your case in detail and what is best for you to do in your situation. There are a number of whistleblower laws that generally protect people in the type of facts your describe.

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