Los Angeles Whistleblower Retaliation Attorneys
Protecting Your Right to Report Illegal Activity in the Workplace
Our skilled lawyers at Southern California Labor Law Group PC are committed to using our superior skills and knowledge of the law to help clients take action against whistleblower retaliation.
We understand that it can be difficult for employees to report violations and misconduct they observe in the workplace. We also know that some employers go to great lengths to mistreat and get back at employees who file whistleblower claims, which is why our lawyers are here to protect your rights and fight to hold your employer accountable for illegal retaliation tactics.
Who Is Considered a Whistleblower?
A whistleblower is considered any employee who reports:
- Illegal activity
- Or unsafe work conditions to their employer, a government agency, or law enforcement
Reports made in good faith are considered protected activities, which means it is illegal for the employer to subtly or overtly retaliate against whistleblowers.
What Are the Most Common Types of Whistleblower Claims?
Common types of whistleblower claims employees file against their employers include:
- Reporting civil rights violations, like discrimination and sexual harassment
- Reporting illegal activity, like pharmaceutical fraud, tax fraud, and environmental law violations
- Reporting unsafe work conditions, like safety violations or lack of protective equipment
- Reporting wage and hour violations, like unpaid overtime or misclassifying independent contractors
What Are the Most Common Forms of Whistleblower Retaliation?
Retaliation from employers for whistleblowing usually occurs within a short time and involves subtle actions that eventually lead to wrongful termination. Most employers who retaliate against whistleblowers try to make the work environment unbearable so that the employee will be forced to quit on their own.
The following are common methods employers use to retaliate against whistleblowers:
- Undeserved negative performance reviews
- Substantial additions to the employee's workload
- Reassigning the employee's major accounts or biggest clients
- Rejecting expense account charges
- Failing to extend invitations to important meetings
- Denying a promotion or pay raise
- Reassigning the employee to an undesirable position
- Demoting the employee to a lower-paying position
Using Our Resources to Defend Your Labor Rights
If you are experiencing retaliation from your employer for making a whistleblower claim, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our reputable legal professionals to discuss all of your options under the law.
Our lawyers can review the details of your case and devise a legal strategy to ensure your best interests are represented. We proudly serve workers across the greater Los Angeles area, and we are prepared to fight for you today.