Having a job is important to you. You, like many other Oregon workers, likely need your job to generate the income you use to purchase your necessities and keep up with your lifestyle. Because your job is so important to you, you may have let certain questionable actions in the workplace slide by in efforts to avoid causing problems or putting your job at risk.
Many workers across the country are in the same boat as you. They fear that they will experience retaliation or other mistreatment for speaking up about actions that they feel are wrong. Similarly, some workers may not even realize that the way their employers treat them is illegal.