There are severe consequences for an employer who takes a negative employment action against a “whistleblower” or an employee who has “blown the whistle.” A whistleblower is an employee who reprts an employer’s suspected violations of law. California labor laws and workplace safety provisions protect vulnerable workers from exploitative or dangerous conditions, and therefore encourage employees to speak up when their employer is violating the law. These laws may also protect someone from retaliation for reporting bad conduct. If you qualify as a whistleblower under the law, you may be entitled to a monetary award and will be protected from retaliation by your employer. Whether or not you qualify, the level of protection you receive depends on what you are reporting and how you report it. There are certain skills necessary to prove a whistleblowing case, and our attorneys’ experience and knowledge will have a direct impact on the value of your case.
Examples of retaliation against an employee who made a complaint of their employee’s illegal conduct may include:
- Counseling the employee after the employee has filed a complaint, either with the employer’s Human Resources or with a government agency, such as the Office of Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
- Terminating/laying off the employee simply because they made the report of the illegal conduct
- Reassigning the employee to another work department, especially if it is a less desirable position
- Creating a hostile work environment for the employee in an effort to force the employee to quit
- Denying the employee opportunities
- Overly monitoring and scrutinizing the employee
- Unfairly disciplining the employee
- Denying the employee benefits
- Refusing to rehire the employee if they were fired.
If you believe you are being retaliated against or punished by your employer for blowing the whistle or for being a whistleblower (reporting an employer’s suspected violations of law), give us a call at 855-IM-FIRED for a free case evaluation. Our attorneys have substantial experience with these types of cases representing individuals who have been been retaliated against or punished by their employer simply for reporting their employer’s suspected violations of law.
There are no up-front costs and you do not pay any attorneys’ fees unless we get a recovery in the case.
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