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Whistleblower Retaliation Archives

What types of actions by an employer are considered retaliation?

They are many reasons why an employer will treat certain employees a certain way. Some employers may expect more from certain employees for one reason or another or have different job requirements. This is not by itself illegal and for the most part employers can set their own internal policies for work performance, attendance and other expectations. However, there are some exceptions to this rule.

Special protections for nurses who report unsafe conditions

When people go to the doctor in California, they usually go there to treat a particular medical condition. They expect that while at the medical facility to receive care that the facility and medical professionals are following all rules and regulations to ensure that they receive the proper care. However, this does not always happen and sometimes there are violations. This could because of the costs associated with following the regulation or for many other reasons.

Basic procedure for starting a Qui Tam lawsuit

In order to prove criminal cases in California, the police or other authorities generally need tips and information from witnesses to the crime or who have received information about it. The authorities then use the information to pursue the case and prosecute the appropriate parties. The authorities cannot be everywhere at all times and need help from the public to do their job. This is true when companies violate various regulations as well. The proper authorities need inside information in order to build a case and hold the offending companies accountable for their actions.

California Legislative staff finally has whistleblower protection

Employees in California have certain protections in the workplace. Most of these protections are to prevent employers from discriminating against workers in protected classes such as their sex, age, race, sexual orientation, religion, disability and others. However, many employees also have whistleblower retaliation protections as well.

Workers can refuse to do dangerous work

There are many safety regulations in California to keep the workers safe while performing job tasks. Some jobs do require people to perform more dangerous tasks than others though and others expose workers to dangerous chemicals or noises. However, there must be appropriate safety equipment available for the workers to keep them safe while performing these tasks.

Police officer claims whistleblower retaliation against LAPD

When people are at work in California they should be analyzed based solely on their work performance and nothing else such as their sex, race or age. They also should not be subjected to harassment of any sort. However, these types of things do happen in all kinds of workplaces throughout the state. It is important that this behavior is dealt with properly though to ensure that the victims are protected.

Employees are protected if they file a wage and hour claim

Employers in California can set many of the conditions of employment and compensation for the work. Employers can set the hours that they would like the employee to work, they can offer certain benefits, they can provide certain amenities at work or decide not to. However, there are certain laws that they must follow and cannot choose to not provide them. One of these laws is minimum wage. The employer can decide how much to pay their employees, but they must at least pay them minimum wage.

Protections for whistleblowers

The goal of most corporations in California is to make money. Some will do whatever it takes even if involves scandals that end up hurting many people involved with the company and beyond. When major scandals do occur, generally there is backlash and laws are created in order to try and prevent the same activities from occurring in the future. One of the laws is the Sarbanes Oxley Act, which was enacted in the aftermath of the Enron and WorldCom scandals and requires more transparency, among other things, from publicly traded companies.

Banc of California employee alleges whistle blower retaliation

Banc of California has been facing a number of different accusations recently. It started with alleged ties between the company's leadership and a financier who had been put in jail in New York. Then in August a former vice president alleged it was whistle blower retaliation that led to his firing after he voiced concerns about self-dealing and other conduct of the directors and officers at the company.

Protecting employees from whistleblower retaliation

People in California have many different types of jobs and work for a variety of different employers. Each company run their businesses differently, but no matter how they want to run it, every company must follow the law and regulations. Not all companies follow these laws though and some even force their employees to participate in the illegal activity. Many of these employees may not want to engage in this illegal activity, but may feel like they do not have a choice if they want to keep their jobs.

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