Whistleblowers have an important role in revealing and rectifying governmental waste, environmental dangers, public safety violations, conspiracies, fraud, and deceit. The “right thing to do” in some instances may mean reporting the employer to the authorities—or “blowing the whistle.” However, the employee risks losing his job or position within the company. Because of this, such an employee may find himself between a legal or ethical rock and a hard place, that is having to weigh a duty to the public . . . .