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.