Not all companies operate ethically. We have seen several companies in recent years that have gotten away with doing illegal and unethical things to their employees and customers for years.
We’ve also seen several of these companies taken down by whistleblowers.
When an employee stands up and reveals the shady practices that a company is engaging in, it can put a target on that employee’s back. Fortunately, there are laws that protect these employees so that the companies or people they expose cannot retaliate against them.
They are the whistleblower laws.
We take whistleblower discrimination very seriously and we are committed to helping protect whistleblowers. We are a whistleblower law firm helping to get them justice when their employer attempts retaliation.
What is a Whistleblower?
A whistleblower is an individual who provides information to the relevant authority figure regarding wrongdoing perpetrated by a person, business, or other entity. These offenses can be criminal, or they can present a danger to the safety and health of employees, customers, or the public. The danger can also be non-compliance with a legal statute or law, breach of a legal obligation, actual environmental damage or a risk of it, a belief that wrongdoing is being covered up by the person or organization, or a miscarriage of justice.
The qualifying factor of a whistleblower is that they must have a reasonable belief that the wrongdoing is taking place or there is a likelihood it will take place at a later time. The claim must be supported by information and evidence that proves what the whistleblower believes.
They should also follow the proper channels for reporting or disclosing the wrongdoing. The report should first be made in writing to the employer if that is possible. If that is not possible, then it is best to contact an attorney so they can help you decide the best course of action including how to report it and to whom.
In California, whistleblowers do have some protection, but a good whistleblower attorney or employer retaliation lawyer will help ensure that the employee is indeed protected. And if retaliation does take place, it is handled swiftly.
Workplace Retaliation for Whistleblowers
Retaliation for whistleblowers is unfortunately not uncommon. Some employers are not aware that there are laws protecting the whistleblower from adverse actions and retaliation. Others simply do not care. A whistleblower may face harassment on the job, wrongful termination, be passed over for promotions even though they are well qualified, and get skipped over for raises and bonuses. Some may even get bullied or threatened, creating a very hostile work environment.
The retaliation can be subtle, or it can be very apparent. There may be just one or two people involved, or it can become a mobbing situation where a number of your co-workers are encouraged to harass you.
If you are a whistleblower and believe that you are experiencing retaliation by your employer, call us today. Our employer retaliation lawyers and whistleblower lawyers will go to bat for you, helping you file a complaint and even file a lawsuit in some cases. We will help you get justice and help stop your employer from retaliating against you for speaking out against wrongdoing.
Contact Us Today To See If You Have A Claim
You could have a whistleblower retaliation claim if you have experienced adverse treatment after reporting your employer’s wrongdoing. Contact our workplace retaliation attorneys in California for more information today.
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When you need retaliation attorneys and harassment lawyers in Los Angeles, California, and the surrounding area, call us first. Our attorneys are experienced, talented, and committed to ensuring that you have the best possible outcome for your case. They are compassionate and will work with you to decide what is best for you, whether it’s reporting the wrongdoing, filing a complaint for retaliation, or something else.