“Whistleblowing” is when an employee notifies the company’s supervisors or other management, or reports the company to a government entity or law enforcement, of illegal activities being conducted in the workplace.
California law provides many protections to whistleblowers, including:
- Prohibiting employers from making, adopting, or enforcing any rule, regulation, or policy preventing an employee from being a whistleblower
- Prohibiting employers from retaliating against an employee who is a whistleblower
- Prohibiting employers from retaliating against an employee for refusing to participate in an activity that would violate a state or federal statute, regulation, or rule
- Prohibiting employers from retaliating against an employee for having exercised his or her rights as a whistleblower in his or her previous job
At Witt Law Firm, we protect the rights of whistleblowers. If you believe that your rights have been violated, please contact our office immediately for a free consultation.
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