When an employer engages in illegal or harmful business practices, workers who find out about it are faced with either ignoring or reporting it. While California law protects people who report employer actions from any punitive or retaliatory action, even highly ethical companies may be targeted with a whistleblower claim.
At the Law Office of Parag L. Amin, P.C. (“LawPLA”), our employer’s defense team provides effective representation for employer’s facing a whistleblower claim from an employee or former employee who alleges bullying or threatening behavior, or wrongful termination or demotion, under the California Whistleblower Protection Act.
Who Is Protected Under the California Whistleblower Protection Act?
California’s Whistleblower Protection Act prohibits retaliation against the following people after they have reported an employer’s wrongdoing to applicable persons, authorities, or agencies:
- Employees in the private sector;
- Employees in the public sector;
- Anyone other than an employee acting on the employer’s behalf (such as a consultant).
Our employer’s defense team helps employers understand their rights and obligations under the California Whistleblower Protection Act, as well as the options for legal defense against whistleblower claims.
Types Of Employer Retaliation Prohibited By California Law
Under the California Whistleblower Protection Act, employers are not allowed to discipline or punish workers just because they have reported illicit or harmful activity. This means an employer cannot take or threaten to take the following actions:
- Ending the reporting party’s employment;
- Refusing to appoint or promote the reporting party to another position;
- Demoting the reporting party;
- Mandatory transfer of the reporting party;
- Giving the reporting party a negative job evaluation;
- Preventing future employment.
If you are threatened with a whistleblower claim for any of these actions, contact LawPLA to learn more about how we can help with your legal defense
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The employer’s defense team at LawPLA has extensive experience helping clients who face claims and lawsuits from their employees who have reported improper or harmful activity, contact LawPLA, today for a consultation. We are on your side.