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:
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.