Whistleblower Protections

Employers in California are prohibited from retaliating against employees for reporting what they reasonably believe to be violations of the law. Laws prohibiting retaliation against whistleblowers can be found in the California Labor Code, the California Government Code, and in federal statutes.

Employees are protected from retaliation when they:

Report a violation of law (or regulation) to their supervisor or other employee who has authority to investigation such violations

File a complaint with the California Labor Commissioner for violations of California labor law

Report an employer who is engaging in fraud or embezzlement with respect to government funds

Report suspected criminal activity by their employer to the government or a law enforcement agency

Public employees are also protected for reporting waste, fraud, abuse of authority, violations of law, or threats to public health.


The remedies available to employees who are subjected to retaliation vary depending on the specific law violated.

If you believe that you have been retaliated against for reporting a violation of the law, please contact us.

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