I am not a lawyer. But when I look at Wikipedia's article on whistleblowers
, your protection depends on a lot of things, including --
- the nature of your employer (federal government, state government, or private),
- the state you're living in,
- the nature of your complaint, and
- the nature of the agency you're complaining to. (Occumpational Safety and Health Administration, National Labor Relations Board, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, etc .... I see nothing in there about the BBB.)
As to the statutes you may or may not be protected under, key phrases that frequently jump out of the page include "patchwork" and "it depends on the state you're living in". To sum it up: Get a lawyer, and get her quick! Your time to complain may be running out.