Change does not come easy–especially in a work environment where discrimination and sexual harassment have been allowed to persist for years. But it only takes one brave person to make a difference. The term “whistleblower” refers to anyone who reports any unlawful and unethical business practices by an employer. Unfortunately, many whistleblowers have been threatened with a demotion or even termination. My name is Matthew A. Kaufman and I am a Westlake Village whistleblower attorney. Since 1993, the legal team at The Kaufman Law Firm has been committed to protecting the rights of employees who file legitimate complaints against their employers.
Although whistleblowers are sometimes unfairly labeled as “snitches”, they play an important role in making positive change in many work environments. In addition to reporting employer misconduct such as sexual harassment and discrimination, they also have contributed to improving the health and safety conditions at many workplaces. Under California law, employers cannot fire a worker as retaliation for filing a complaint or reporting misconduct. Whistleblowers are protected against wrongful termination or demotion as a result for reporting any fraudulent, unethical or unlawful conduct. Some of the most common cases involving whistleblowers include the following:
It only takes one employee to take a stand to improve a toxic working environment. Unfortunately it should never have to come at the expense of your job. Once a prospective client visits our Westlake Village law office for their free initial consultation, my legal staff and I take the time to address all of your questions and concerns. Once someone becomes a client, our legal team immediately begins a plan of attack. It is part of our commitment to provide aggressive and comprehensive legal representation and to place each client in the best position to succeed.
Not all employment law cases are the same. As a legal professional with more than two decades of litigating experience, I understand many of the challenges and obstacles facing whistleblowers and their families. The loss of a job can be financially devastating. A wrongful demotion can also be a tremendous blow to your finances. Unfortunately, most people do not fight back due to fear of retaliation. However, choosing the right Westlake Village whistleblower attorney is the first important step to recovering the compensation you deserve and punishing those who blatantly violate California’s labor laws.
If you or someone you know have been wrongfully terminated due to filing a complaint against your employer, it is time to take immediate action. The legal team at The Kaufman Law Firm is ready to fight for you. Protecting the rights of workers is our top priority. To learn more about how we can help, contact our Westlake Village law office and schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case.