Los Angeles Whistleblower Lawyers
We Represent Los Angeles Whistleblowers Facing Workplace Retaliation
At YMS, we have extensive experience litigating whistleblower and workplace retaliation claims, and we may be able to help you too. If you have been retaliated against at work, contact our Los Angeles whistleblower lawyers. During a free consultation, we can discuss your unique situation and help you understand your potential legal options.
What Is a Whistleblower?
A whistleblower is an employee who exposes unlawful conduct or illegal activity by his or her employer in the workplace. An employee may disclose information to certain parties, including:
- Government or law enforcement agencies
- Person(s) with authority over the employee
- Another employee who has authority to investigate, discover, or correct the violation or noncompliance
- Any public body conducting an investigation, hearing or an inquiry
An employee may “blow the whistle” on misconduct or illegal activities, including:
- Local, state and federal law violations
- Regulation violations
- Health and safety violations
- Sexual harassment in the workplace
It takes a lot of courage to report an employer’s unlawful conduct. If you are considering becoming a whistleblower, we encourage you to reach out to a Los Angeles whistleblower attorney from our firm about your situation. We can answer any legal questions you may have and help you understand how you can protect your rights.
Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for whistleblowers to face workplace retaliation. However, whistleblowers are legally protected from unlawful retaliation. Our Los Angeles whistleblower attorneys discuss these protections in the next section.
Are There Whistleblower Protections in California?
Yes, there are whistleblower protections in California. An employer may not retaliate against, or negatively impact an employee’s position with the company based on his or her whistleblowing activity.
California Labor Code Section 1102.5 makes it illegal for California employers to obstruct and/or retaliate against an employee:
- From disclosing information to certain parties,
- For reporting, disclosing or testifying information to certain parties
- Who refuses to take part in unlawful conduct
- Who is a family member of an individual who has engaged, or has been perceived to engage in protected activities
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