An employer may not retaliate against an individual for opposing unlawful discrimination (based on any protected category, such as age, disability, gender, national origin, pregnancy, race, or religion) or for filing a charge of discrimination (with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or equivalent state agency), testifying, or participating in any way in an investigation, proceeding, or litigation under Federal or State discrimination laws.

Federal law also provides protections for employees of publicly-traded companies who report certain types of fraud. 

"Qui Tam" or "False Claim" cases allow employees who learn that their employer is defrauding the federal government to report same and potentially be awarded a portion of the proceeds recovered by the government.

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