Whistleblower Claims

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Malatesta Law Protects Whistleblowers

Whistleblowers play a vital role in ensuring that employers do the right thing. Protected whistleblowing activities include an employee making a complaint or report about a company or an individual committing an illegal or unsafe act.

California’s Whistleblower Laws

California Labor Code Section 1102.5 explicitly forbids an employee from being retaliated against for reporting what the employee believes to be a violation of a state or federal law or noncompliance with a local, state, or federal rule or regulation.

It is important to note that so long as the employee reasonably believes the reported conduct is illegal or noncompliant with a rule or regulation, then the employee is engaging in protected whistleblowing conduct.

After The California Fair Employment and Housing Act ("FEHA") made "oppose acts" unlawful, employees in the state became protected from being retaliated against for reporting discrimination and harassment in the workplace. So if an employee reports unlawful discrimination or harassment, it is against California law for the employee to be subsequently retaliated against.

California Labor Code Section 6310 makes it unlawful for an employee to be retaliated against because the employee reported unsafe working conditions.

Talk to an Experienced Whistleblower Attorney Today

If an employee is retaliated against after making a protected whistleblower complaint, an employee can potentially recover significant damages from the employer. Employees who have been retaliated against for filing a complaint should immediately contact Malatesta Law to schedule a case consultation. An employee who stands up to wrongdoing deserves to have a lawyer who will fight for justice, visit Malatesta Law today to speak to a seasoned whistleblower attorney.

Call Malatesta Law for a free consultation at (424) 284-1384.