The general rule in California is that employees may be fired at any time and for no reason at all under the at-will employment doctrine. However, there are some exceptions to this general rule, such as whistleblower retaliation.
Federal and state laws protect workers who inform on a person or organization engaging in an illicit activity. If you were an informant for illicit activities and your employer retaliated against you, you have rights that protect you. Our Los Angeles employment law attorneys explain what options are available to help you.
California Whistleblower Protection Laws
California whistleblower laws protect employees who are retaliated against for reporting violations or illegal activity. These workers have the right to sue employers for damages.
In most cases, whistleblower retaliation occurs when an employee loses their job or makes their working conditions so intolerable that the employer has no choice but to resign. Retaliation could also include intimidation, the denial of appointment or promotion, a threat of adverse action, a poor performance evaluation, involuntary transfer, or any form of disciplinary action.
If you were fired or face another form of retaliation, you can file a claim against your employer to receive:
- Lost benefits and wages
- Compensation for mental suffering, physical pain, or career loss opportunities
- Punitive damages, such as reimbursement for attorney fees
Los Angeles Whistleblower Claims Attorney
If you are a victim of whistleblower retaliation, you have the option to file a claim against your employer to seek compensation. Our Los Angeles whistleblower claim attorneys have a successful record protecting workers who have suffered retaliation for reporting employer harassment, discrimination, fraud, or corruption. We have the skills, knowledge, and experience needed to help you fight for the financial compensation you deserve.
Contact our Los Angeles whistleblower claims lawyer today at (213) 292-5444 to schedule a consultation!