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I have to be straightforward and say that I'm not sure that I understand the question. You asked if you have any repercussions. Repercussions means consequences--the result of some other action. I don't mean to critique your choice of words, but could you please rephrase the question? I do apologize.
May I safely assume that this is a private employer? Not a government employer?
Is your boss aware that you reported the embezzlement?
What is the company's explanation for not having terminated your boss?
Have you been subject to different treatment from the company or your boss since reporting the embezzlement?
The challenge here is that a private employer is generally under no obligation to terminate an employee for embezzlement. The law generally allows a company to manage itself as well or as poorly as it pleases. If a company makes the terrible mistake of keeping an employee on staff even after stealing from the company, it ordinarily has the right to do so. It's exceptionally bad business, but it isn't illegal. Keeping bad employees around may drive honest employees away, but it's the company's right to make those bad decisions. If it is the wrong decision, the consequence is that the company loses profit, goes out of business, or worse, but that is the company's right. If the employee who reported misconduct was retaliated against, that could also create a legal cause of action under certain circumstances. But where there has been no retaliation, it's just a question of what is best for the company, and the company has the right to make that decision for better or worse.
Does that make sense?
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