In class we discussed the different reasons what a person may find it difficult to report a problem that he or she is seeing. We mostly figured that it is so hard because even though there are laws that should prevent it, there is almost always some form of retaliation when a problem is reported and the person making the problem gets in trouble. We didn't come to a conclusion 0n a good solution to this, other than keeping the employee who reported the problem confidential, even though that can only happen to a certain extent.
It is a tough situation, and I figure that's why there are laws that try to protect us all from it.
6 years ago