Lawyers For Workers Filing Whistleblower Claims

Federal state laws of California protect citizens against retaliation when engaging in whistleblower activities against an employer. The Hennig Ruiz Law Firm in Los Angeles is a team of highly experienced whistleblower retaliation lawyers who will help you to stand up for your rights and fight for the financial compensation that you so richly deserve.

We represent clients in whistleblower retaliation cases throughout California. Call us at 800-260-6542 today.

What Is Whistleblower Retaliation?

Whistleblower retaliation is a special subset of retaliation claims where an employer subjects an employee to negative treatment in the workplace for the employee's reporting of illegal activity being committed by the employer. Illegal activity can be reported either to an outside agency or internally to someone who has the authority to correct the legal violation.

Our team of highly reputable employment litigation attorneys has a great deal of experience in cases related to:

  • Qui Tam fraud or corruption claims relating to a municipal, state or federal contract
  • Insurance, Medicaid and Medicare billing fraud
  • Pharmaceutical company fraud
  • Violations of federal and state transportation regulations
  • Violations of air, land and water environmental regulations
  • Labor rights violations, wage and hour regulations
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) violations for health and safety
  • Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) violations
  • Violations of weights and measures law

Legal protections against retaliation cover workers who actively report their employer wrongdoing, as well as workers who refuse to comply with their employers' directives to break the law.

If you have firsthand knowledge of fraud, corruption, or wrongdoing involving agencies or companies in either the private or public sectors, your rights are protected under the law when filing a lawsuit on behalf of the government. It is considered unlawful for an employer to retaliate in for filing such a lawsuit in any way.

Possible retaliatory actions might include (but are not limited to):

  • Termination of employment
  • Employment demotions
  • Denial of employment promotions
  • Denial of pay increases
  • Negative performance evaluations
  • Decreasing work hours, salary, or hourly wages
  • Public embarrassment, ridicule, or harassment

The First Amendment guarantees the right to freedom of speech and to petition for redress of grievances. Unfortunately, sometimes when employees speak out on the job, they can fall victim to employer retaliation and other types of discriminatory practices. Our team of highly experienced employment retaliation lawyers strongly believe that those employees who obey the law should not be penalized or retaliated against in any way.

Single Plaintiff Whistleblower Retaliation Case Settled for $350,000
Our firm represented an employee of a company who complained that his employer was refusing to pay its employees non-discretionary bonuses/commissions, and was subsequently terminated for his reporting by a supervisor who was upset that the employee would question her.

Brake v. State of California Department of Transportation, total judgment of over $997,000 following jury trial
Our firm represented Mr. Brake, who had refused to engage in retaliation against a subordinate and was subsequently denied a promotion while being pressured by his supervisors to engage in retaliation. Following an extensive jury trial, Mr. Brake prevailed on all causes of action.

Single-Plaintiff Whistleblower Case Settled for $1.15 million
Our firm represented an individual government employee who made numerous reports of potential conflicts of interest and alleged that his supervisor was directing contracts and business to a specific private company that did business with the government. After over a year of litigation, the matter was settled for $1.15 million.

Do You Need A Whistleblower Retaliation Attorney?

If you believe that you have been a victim of retaliation because you engaged in whistleblowing activity in the Greater Los Angeles area, Hennig Ruiz always recommends that you first follow your employer's internal policies and procedures for making such a claim.

Contact Us To Schedule A Free Consultation

Please visit our Do I Have a Case? page to answer a few questions relating to your circumstances. If the questionnaire indicates you may have a case against your employer, contact us for a free consultation.