An employee is said to be a whistleblower when he or she reports illegal activity, safety violations, or being compelled to violate a law by his or her employer. When a California worker becomes a whistleblower, his or employer is prohibited from taking any retaliatory actions toward that worker.
It is often the case in California (among other states) that businesses disregard the laws protecting whistleblowers. Fortunately, California law provides a number of remedies to employers who treat their workers in this fashion. If you currently find yourself in this or a similar situation, please contact DesJardins and Panitz LLP to arrange your free consultation today.
Reporting your California employer for illegal activity may be protected under the law. However, it is best to seek legal counsel, if possible, before taking steps to blow the whistle on your employer. At DesJardins & Panitz LLP, we are committed to helping our whistleblower clients through this challenging process.