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    Default Is it Legal to Fire an Employee for Reporting a Theft at Work

    What is the code for retaliating and eventual termination for reporting a theft in a publicly traded company?
    Both Federal and State codes? Can this report be initially informal and later written?
    Internal company policies also prevent such retaliation.

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    Default Re: Discrimination Code for Retaliating and Terminating for Reporting a Theft at Work

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    What is the code for retaliating and eventual termination for reporting a theft in a publicly traded company?
    There are only certain forms of whistleblowing that are protected. You have not given enough information to determine if you qualify. Your generic description does not appear to qualify for such protection. So the company is free to terminate if it chooses to, absent some kind of union or contract provision that establishes protections.

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    Both Federal and State codes? Can this report be initially informal and later written?
    What state? Again, there is not enough information to determine if whistleblower protection is an option.

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    Internal company policies also prevent such retaliation.
    They are generally free to violate their own policies, absent some kind of binding contract or union agreement with regards to those policies.

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    Sorry, but your post is almost too vague to be of any use in terms of feedback. You may want to clarify. (Note that internal reporting of illegality may be protected depending on the state; typically, the better protection of unlawful activity would be to a relevant state or federal agency with oversight authority, e.g., the SEC or other.)

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    We don't even know the scope of the theft. Maybe the person was fired for reporting a manager stealing Ho-Hos. Hardly state or federal agency fodder.

    The SEC? What does football have to do with it? I kid, I kid.

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    Default Re: Is it Legal to Fire an Employee for Reporting a Theft at Work

    California

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    While knowing the state is helpful, without details it is kind of hard to point you in the right direction. We don't need real names or anything, just a basic outline of the situation.

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    Default Re: Is it Legal to Fire an Employee for Reporting a Theft at Work

    I'm starting to get the feeling that we're doing this guy's homework for him.

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    Retaliating and eventual termination for reporting a theft in a big publicly traded company. Both Federal and State codes pls. Reports were made to superiors. Internal company policies also prevent such retaliation and theft.

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    Sounds to me like you should be talking to a lawyer in your area, and giving full detail.....

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    You're still not being terribly helpful in terms of info. It's also not clear even if someone knew precisely what it is that's applicable what you'd do with "federal and state codes". Please talk with a local employment law attorney who handles wrongful termination cases to see whether there's a viable issue here. (If you're talking about someone stealing from clients or customers, maybe; if you're talking about someone stealing supplies or money from the company, likely not.)

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