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    Not every business practice is a good business practice. And if you end up on the wrong side of that relationship, you can go through a lot of pain and suffering as an employee. Hopefully, you’ll never have to fight back against these lousy business and employment practices, but if you do, you should be prepared to state your case as conclusively as possible.

    So what are some of these business eventualities that you may need to fight against? It could be that you end up in a wrongful termination suit. Maybe you need to figure out how to prepare to blow the whistle on your company if they’re engaging in bad practices. There are ways to push back against toxic workplaces that managers aren’t handling on their own time. And, it’s a good idea to use low-level feedback whenever possible to avoid escalating conflict past a certain point.

    Wrongful Termination

    When there is tension between employers and employees at a business, the person in power has the advantage. But that doesn’t mean that you don’t have any way to fight back against wrongful termination. If the reason that you are let go runs afoul of any particular laws, then you can get a lawyer to represent you and try to get your job back. If you feel like you’ve done nothing wrong to get terminated, this may be an option for you to regain your employment.

    Preparing To Blow the Whistle

    There are good companies that do good things, and then there are evil companies that do bad things. But at the employee level, you may not be aware of some of the shady stuff that your business does. However, once you do notice that something potentially illegal is going on, it may be time to blow the whistle. The trouble is that this is a classic example of biting the hand that feeds you, and there can be a severe backlash from your company depending on how the context moves forward. Be prepared to fight to prove your case in all instances.

    Pushing Back Against Toxic Workplaces

    Is your workplace toxic? If so, it may be as a result of bad business practices that your manager may or may not be aware of. You can do your parts to push back against this toxicity by reading and researching what makes a place toxic in the first place, and then giving suggestions through your chain of command.

    Using Low-Level Feedback When Possible

    As much as you may want to enact vengeance upon bad managers or bad business practices, it’s still possible to use low-level feedback to smooth things over in a reasonable manner. Make sure that you are direct with your immediate supervisors, and they may be able to help you resolve your issues without distracting upper management.