Employees often file a whistleblower complaint in one of two instances. They do so if they have reason to believe that their employer is putting the public's safety and health in jeopardy. They also do so if they believe that their employer is engaging in illegal activity.
If you stop and think about how often you hear about an employee suing their employer, it's probably quite often. It's not surprising that's the case. According to a study conducted by the insurance company Hiscox, U.S., most employers have a 12% chance of being sued by their employees. The smaller a business is, the more likely it is to find itself embroiled in a lawsuit. There are some standard reasons employees sue their employers.