Whistleblower & Retaliation

People who speak out to report illegal activities are called whistleblowers. These individuals take a risk by reporting activities that could get their employer in trouble. And while whistleblowers should be praised for their protection of the law and others, they are sadly often retaliated against.

If you are a whistleblower and have been retaliated against, it is important to know that you have rights. You don’t have to accept retaliation or live in fear. The team at Lara & Luna, APC is here to help. Contact us to find out how we can help you report illegal activity like corruption, fraud, or employment law violations.

What is Illegal Retaliation?

Illegal retaliation against a whistleblower can include any negative action toward the employee. Some of the more common ways that retaliation strikes include:

  • Wrongful termination
  • Demotion
  • Losing responsibilities
  • Verbal assault
  • Physical assault
  • Reduced pay
  • Losing bonuses
  • Being subjected to a hostile work environment

 

There are many other ways that employers may retaliate. Whistleblowers need to know that they don’t have to allow this behavior. There are ways they can stand up for their rights.

California Whistleblower Protection Laws

In California, there are laws designed to protect whistleblowers. California Labor Code offers protections for anyone reporting information concerning:

  • Workplace safety violations
  • Human resources violations
  • Violation of environmental laws and/or regulations
  • Antitrust violations
  • Financial crimes
  • Securities law violations
  • Any other violation of the law

 

In these situations, California Labor Code prohibits employers from retaliating against employees who:

  • Discloses information about violations to a law enforcement agency, government agency, or person who has authority to investigate.
  • Testifies before a public body
  • Provides information to a public body

California Whistleblower Protection Laws

In California, there are laws designed to protect whistleblowers. California Labor Code offers protections for anyone reporting information concerning:

  • Workplace safety violations
  • Human resources violations
  • Violation of environmental laws and/or regulations
  • Antitrust violations
  • Financial crimes
  • Securities law violations
  • Any other violation of the law

 

In these situations, California Labor Code prohibits employers from retaliating against employees who:

  • Discloses information about violations to a law enforcement agency, government agency, or person who has authority to investigate.
  • Testifies before a public body
  • Provides information to a public body

Contact a California Whistleblower and Retaliation Lawyer

California law has protections in place for whistleblowers. However, for whistleblowers to enjoy these protections, they have to speak up. The best way to do that is by working with a whistleblower and retaliation lawyer.

At Lara & Luna, APC, our lawyers are experienced in taking on employers on behalf of wronged employees. Contact us to find out how we will stand up to your boss and end retaliation.

Contact Us

Lara & Luna, APC is a firm full of attorneys that will stand up to your boss. If you have an employment law issue, contact us today. We offer free case evaluations.

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