California and federal law prohibit an employer from retaliating against an employee who has participated in whistleblowing activity. A Los Angeles whistleblower lawyer can help explain the laws surrounding whistleblowing such as: A whistleblower reveals information about “protected activity” that may include illegal dealings, dangerous practices, misuse of government funds or other fraudulent, clandestine or questionable activity. Whistleblowers may reveal sensitive information about the company that may result in their own job termination. If not terminated, whistleblowers may be demoted, transferred to another location, given undesirable work or completely kept out of the loop. If you revealed sensitive information about your employer or former employer and feel that you have been unfairly treated as a result, it is advisable to seek legal representation and to pursue the compensation that you may be entitled to under the law. In many instances whistleblowers are financially rewarded for their courageous and sacrificial actions. Grey Law offers a complimentary case evaluation to individuals who have participated in whistleblowing activity. To schedule your appointment call us at 1-800-GREY-LAW.
In many circumstances, a whistleblower places their job – and sometimes their life – at risk. Whistleblowers are targets of retaliation and are often subjected to employer misconduct. Retaliation may include:
- Firing the whistleblower from a long-held position or possible lifelong career
- Firing associates, friends and co-workers of the whistleblower, often without cause, reason or notice
- Reducing the whistleblower’s pay or pay grade
- Reducing the whistleblower’s work hours
- Transferring the whistleblower to an unfriendly, unfamiliar or disagreeable work environment
- Placing the whistleblower in a position of risk
- Creating a negative campaign directed toward the whistleblower
- Other actions that negatively affect the whistleblower – at times affecting their family
Contact a Los Angeles Whistleblower Employment Attorney for a Complimentary Consultation:
If you have been the object of retaliation because of whistleblower activity, it is advisable to promptly obtain legal counsel from an experienced and qualified Los Angeles employment lawyer who understands the intricacies involved in these specialized cases. Grey Law has more than 25 years of experience representing clients in cases involving employment, labor and whistleblower law. Whistleblower cases require a highly advanced understanding of employment and constitutional law, as well as California and federal law. Grey Law offers a complimentary consultation in which you will have the opportunity to discuss your case and review your legal options and possible courses of action. To schedule your consultation, call 1-800-GREY-LAW. It is advisable to contact your attorney at the earliest time possible to ensure that your rights are preserved.