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What Are Your Rights As a Whistleblower?
On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted in Whistleblower on Friday, October 20, 2017.

If you’re determined to blow the whistle to expose wrongdoing in the workplace or have already become a whistleblower, make sure you know your rights as a whistleblower to prevent retaliation and wrongful termination.

If you happen to live in Westlake Village or anywhere in Southern California, do know that you apply to California whistleblower protection laws, which prohibit your boss from retaliating against you or terminating you.

Many whistleblowers don’t seem to realize it, but they can hold an employer who retaliates against them for reporting wrongdoing in the workplace by pursuing legal action.

You’re protected by California whistleblower protection laws in Westlake Village if you’re any of the following:

  • an employee who exposes criminal activity by their boss to a government or law enforcement.
  • an employee who reports any violation of law in the workplace to a supervisor or another person with higher authority within an organization.
  • an employee who exposes wage law or other law violations as well as environmental issues to authorities, government, law enforcement agencies or supervisors.

What are your rights as a whistleblower?

As a whistleblower, you are entitled but not limited to the following rights that protect you by federal and state law in Westlake Village:

  • to report wrongdoing, criminal activity or any violations of law in the workplace without facing whistleblower retaliation from your boss and/or colleagues.
  • to not be wrongfully terminated or harassed at work;
  • to not be forced to quit due to a hostile and intolerable environment or harassment;
  • to not be denied promotion, bonuses of commissions for whistleblowing;
  • to not be denied access to resources or properties necessary perform your duties;
  • to not be denied vacation, business trips or maternity leaves as a result of engaging in whistleblowing activity.

If you believe any of the above-mentioned were violated by your employer, don’t hesitate to contact a Westlake Village whistleblower attorney.

Here at the Kaufman Law Firm, we have a dedicated team of whistleblower attorneys that will work day and night to help you recover any lost income, damages and compensation for whistleblower retaliation or wrongful termination.

Contact our Westlake Village offices today to get a free initial consultation about your particular case and learn your rights as a whistleblower in California.

Call 818-990-1999 or use this contact form to get in touch with Westlake Village’s best whistleblower attorneys.

Most common retaliatory actions against whistleblowers

Since 1993, we’ve maintained a proven record of recovering compensation for our clients for the following retaliatory actions from an employer for whistleblowing:

  • demoting
  • blacklisting
  • denying commission, bonuses, salaries, overtime or promotion
  • disciplining
  • reducing pay
  • refusing to rehire
  • firing, suspending or laying off
  • intimidating or making threats
  • making the work environment hostile or intolerable
  • harassing or discriminating in any way.

If you believe your employer has engaged in any of the above-mentioned retaliatory actions against you, you’re entitled to file a lawsuit to get compensation for your damages.

However, don’t do it alone. Consult our Westlake Village whistleblower attorney first to discuss a variety of available options to maximize compensation in your particular case.

We’ll provide you with the best legal representation to protect your rights as a whistleblower. And you don’t even need to be Edward Snowden to win a whistleblower lawsuit against your employer.

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