Freelancers and independent contract workers of all kinds are at risk for being low-balled by employers seeking their services. Oftentimes, employers are inclined to blur the lines between what is legally acceptable or completely disregard the law altogether. From a financial point of view, it is in the best interest of an employer to spend as little as possible to pocket the most in profits.
Something isn’t quite right at work. Guidelines are ignored, violations occur, and worker concerns are dismissed. Knowing that you are doing the right thing, you decide to speak up and report the misdeeds to management. But the results aren’t what you had expected. You’re passed over for promotions, colleagues avoid you, and your manager has given you a horrendous review.