There are times in life when people become engulfed by a moral dilemma. They must decide what is the right thing to do and consider the impact of following through with that action. However, employees should not worry that, by taking action to protect themselves from their coworkers, that they may be putting their job at risk. In fact, Massachusetts and federal laws provide protection to employees who are a victim of wrongful termination.
Recently, a jury awarded a former member of an excavation crew $56,000 as a result of his wrongful termination claims. The man, a former crew foreman, reportedly noticed safety violations with respect to the operator of a piece of heavy machinery. He claims that he was fired for going over his supervisor's head with his complaint.