Whistleblowers are employees who disclose certain details of their workplace to a government agency or a member of law enforcement. Employees are permitted to “blow the whistle” on illegal employer engaging in actions involving a violation of a state or federal rule, regulation, or statute.
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Employees can also blow the whistle on employers who violate their safety or health. If you are part of an unsafe or unhealthy work environment, you are protected under the law to speak with a government or law enforcement agency about the specific circumstance. Speak with one of our Los Angeles employment attorneys today if your rights have been violated regarding whistleblowing. We advise you to take immediate action to avoid surpassing time limits specific to your case.
WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTION ACT
Your rights are protected under the Whistleblower Protection Act under California Government Code § 8547. Workers throughout the state are given protections to notify government officials about the illegal practices taken by employers. Employees are protected from retaliation by their employer for blowing the whistle on unfair and discriminatory actions. Protection laws apply to all employees within California. Our Los Angeles employment rights lawyers assist clients with actions taken to illuminate the harassing behaviors of their employers. If unlawful actions, such as sexual advances or discriminatory behavior, have been taken against you, our firm can help you take legal steps to protect your rights. With more than 40 years of combined experience, you can have confidence entrusting your case to our firm.
Employers are not permitted to retaliate against an employee for engaging in whistleblowing. Retaliation can include various actions taken by an employer to punish the employee for whistleblowing. Intimidation, unfair reviews, wrongful termination, demotion, and reductions in pay can be considered forms of retaliation. In a whistleblower protection claim, you will need to establish that you engaged in a protected activity, that you suffered adverse actions by your employer, and that there is a direct link between both acts. We can use the details of your case to protect your rights under the California Whistleblower Protection Act. Under this act, you are protected as an employee and permitted to file a complaint from retaliation.
If you observe a correlation between your actions, which are protected by law, and your employer’s actions, you should speak with an attorney at once. Based on the public policy in California, employees are encouraged to inform the appropriate government agency about illegal actions taken by an employee. California Labor Code § 1102.5 describes the members who are protected under the Whistleblower protection laws. With intimate knowledge of the laws pertaining to protections aided to whistleblowers and more than 40 years of combined experience, we can help you fight your case. Contact our firm today for the legal guidance you need!