Counterattacking employees when an employer makes negligible, quite possibly fraudulent, decisions at the workplace is illegal. Setting aside the unethical value of retaliating, state and federal laws contend that workers who report illicit activities being conducted at the workplace are protected.
The Kaufman Law Firm takes cases where employers acted with malice against their employees because of their own shortcomings. As Long Beach retaliation attorneys, our job is to protect the interest of workers acting as whistleblowers, many times because work conditions have either become so poor, or ill-conceived decisions being made by upper management are directly affecting employee performance.
Reporting illegal practices, such as discriminating against disabled people or employers who ‘cooked the books’, takes a single act of courageousness. Whether reporting directly to law enforcement, EEOC or other labor agencies, companies that get wind of your reports may not dock your pay, suddenly reclassify your employment type, or terminate your employment altogether.
Our Long Beach retaliation attorneys rigorously litigate uncommon activities where employers were negligent, and employees reported said negligence. These may include:
If a government employee, or a controller of a government work contract, is known to be violating federal laws, qui tam action may be appropriate. Loosely interpreted as ‘one who sues the King sues himself’, qui tam actions start from a single whistleblower’s alert reporting.
Armed with knowledge of California labor laws, and federal employment standards, The Kaufman Law Firm has successfully brought action to employers who unnecessarily retaliated against employees for doing what they perceive to be the right thing for themselves, their coworkers, and workers who may enter the workforce in the future.
To successfully win a case of retaliation, we must prove:
Many cases like this fail to reach court because our Long Beach retaliation attorney is masterful at settling cases before trial.
If you’ve been retaliated against, and feel you have no recourse, contact The Kaufman Law Firm for your complimentary case evaluation.
Your job is more than just a source of income. It is a major part of your lifestyle. If you have been the victim of wrongful termination, wrongful demotion or any kind of discriminatory business practices, it is time to take action and contact a Ventura employment law attorney that can help. Attorney Matthew A. Kaufman and the team at The Kaufman Law Firm bring experience and a vast arsenal of legal resources to help clients recover the money they deserve.
To learn more, contact our Westlake Village or Los Angeles law office today and schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case.