Employees who witness an employer’s illegal conduct in the workplace are protected from retaliation when they report suspected violations of the law. California laws for whistleblowers were enacted specifically to encourage employees to stand up and bring to light illegal conduct by their employers.
The most frequent violations occur when an employer does not comply with California’s wage and hour regulations such as not paying overtime compensation, equal pay to women, failure to pay minimum wage, meal and rest violations. Employees are also protected when they complain about occupational health and safety issues.
Whistleblower retaliation can result in wrongful termination of employment, demotions, failure to promote, and reduction in pay or benefits. Contact us to protect your rights if you have complained to your employer about illegal activity or are considering doing so.