Enforcement of the provisions of section 11(c) is not only a matter of protecting rights of individual employees, but also of public
interest. Attempts by an employee to withdraw a previously filed complaint will not necessarily result in termination of the Secretary's
investigation. The Secretary's jurisdiction cannot be foreclosed as a matter of law by unilateral action of the employee. However, a voluntary and
uncoerced request from a complainant to withdraw his complaint will be given careful consideration and substantial weight as a matter of policy and
sound enforcement procedure.