Glendale Whistleblower Retaliation Attorneys
Let Our Legal Team Help Protect Your Whistleblower Rights
Our attorneys at Stephan Filip are committed to protecting the rights of whistleblowers. We know that many workers want to do the right thing and report a company’s unsafe or legal violations, but they have legitimate concerns that they will face retaliation. We are here to guide you through the legal process and help protect all your rights as a whistleblower.
Call (323) 433-6715 today if you have witnessed illegal conduct in your workplace so we can help you properly file a claim.
Who Is a Whistleblower?
Whistleblowers are workers who see unsafe, illegal, or fraudulent activity and make a good faith effort to report it to the proper person within the company or the authorities. A whistleblower can be any person employed by a public or private business, including educational entities, government entities, and political subdivisions. Individuals who cooperate with investigations into alleged corporate misconduct or testify at trials related to these investigations are also considered whistleblowers.
The whistleblower protection statute of the Labor Code also prohibits retaliation against an employee who, or whose family member, discloses information about, or refuses to participate in, an illegal activity.
Common Forms of Whistleblower Retaliation
Although it is illegal for an employer to retaliate against an employee who reports a violation, some employers will still use the following forms of retaliation to punish whistleblowers:
- Denying access to training professional or development opportunities
- Denying access to resources that are necessary for the job
- Firing or laying off
- Reassignment to a less desirable position
- Denying benefits, overtime, or a promotion
- Isolating the whistleblower from other employees
- Reducing pay or hours
We Can Help You Pursue Damages for Whistleblower Retaliation
Under California’s whistleblower protection laws, employees can pursue the following damages if they experience retaliation for reporting workplace violations:
- Lost wages and benefits
- Compensation for physical pain, mental suffering, and/or loss of career opportunities
- Punitive damages
- Reimbursement for attorney’s fees
When you choose our dedicated whistleblower retaliation attorneys to represent you, we will stand in your corner and guide you each step of the way. We will investigate your claims and determine if you have a strong case. Our employment lawyers will work with you to eradicate the unsafe and/or illegal conduct from the workplace while we help you obtain just compensation.