There are many companies that treat their employees illegally. Let's say that you become aware of such a company. Let's also say that if the company was forced to treat their employees legally, it might trigger layoffs, or in the worst case, the company going out of business.
What considerations would you use to determine whether to blow the whistle on the company or not?
What I read is that the company isn't a viable business, but it is being kept afloat by doing illegal stuff involving the employees. And all that, likely, to keep filling the private pockets of the company owners, while really they are virtually already bankrupt. Meaning that they are also costing the taxpayer money AND dragging other companies down with them (since they are likely in debt all over the place).
Blowing the wistle would be doing society a favor.
Yes it's unfortunate that this might trigger layoffs. I prefer that over artificially keeping companies alive that are only losing money.
Keeping a company afloat like that, never ends well and does far more damage then good (where that "good" supposedly is "not doing layoffs").
Having said all that.... as an honest
business owner myself, my blood boils concerning enterpreneurs who don't play by the rules.
Even silly things, like using the company card to pay for your family dinner. I loath it. I think people who engage in such, should face heavy concequences. Even to the point where they can't own or operate a business any longer after being caught several times over, with heavy fines. Actual fines that actually hurt. Not a mere 1000 bucks for someone who has 100 million in the bank.
I think it's very fine for people to become filthy rich if they have a successful business. But only if they play by the rules. All rules. From taxes all the way to how you deal with employees.