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Protecting Whistleblowers throughout California

In California, you may be protected from retaliation if you report your employer for doing something illegal. Before you blow the whistle, you should obtain legal advice.

I am Karl A. Gerber, founder and lead trial attorney of the Employment Lawyers Group. If you are considering blowing the whistle on your employer, or have any questions about your termination of employment and whether it is wrongful termination contact our California Employment Lawyers at 1-877-525-0700 to discuss your case and your options. In Southern California, we have three offices in Los Angeles County. We also have offices in Tustin, San Diego, Oxnard, and Bakersfield. In Northern California we have offices in Sacramento, San Francisco, and San Jose. We handle cases in all parts of California.

Am I Protected As a Whistleblower?

In California, you are protected from employer retaliation if:

  • You report your employer for an illegal or suspicious action that affects someone outside of your company
  • You refuse to perform an illegal act
  • You truthfully testify under oath in a matter relating to your employer
  • You complain to management in your company the company is doing something unlawful
  • You bring or assist in a complaint of job discrimination or unlawful harassment

Examples of illegal employer actions include Medicare billing fraud, OSHA violations and illegal dumping of hazardous waste. Whistleblower protection only applies if the employer's actions affect someone outside the company. Ifan employee steals from the company, and you report the theft, you are not protected.

You are protected as a whistleblower any time you have a reasonable suspicion your employer violated the law. You do not have to be right.

If your employer retaliates against you for being a whistleblower, you may be entitled to compensation. Examples of employer retaliation include:

  • Firing you
  • Demoting you
  • Transferring you
  • Reducing your hours

Contact Our Whistleblower Attorneys Today

To speak to a California employment lawyer, call 877-525-0700 toll free. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis with no upfront costs. Se habla espafiol.