Whistleblower Protection For Employees Who Do The Right Thing
Employers have many legal and ethical responsibilities. Sadly, some companies would rather cut corners and make more money instead of doing the right thing. Employees are often in a position to see what’s really going on. They are the ones who blow the whistle on unlawful and unethical misconduct. They are entitled to protection for doing so.
It takes courage to stand up for what is right. If you are in a position of being an employee whistleblower, it is important to protect yourself and ensure that you follow the right procedures. You can turn to J. Gill Law Group, P.C., for help.
Los Angeles attorney Jasmin Gill is an experienced advocate for employees. She will be your voice, guiding you through the process, protecting you from retaliation and taking the right legal action to address the wrongs that your employer has committed.
Types Of Whistleblower Claims
You might have options for pursuing a whistleblower claim if you are retaliated against for reporting unlawful or unethical conduct at work. Even if you turn out to be wrong, you still cannot be retaliated against as long as you reasonably believed your reports. For example, California laws against whistleblowers retaliation would protect you for reporting:
- Suspected workplace health and safety violations by your employer
- Suspected environmental violations by your employer
- Suspected violations of any law or regulation to a supervisor or other person at your employer who has the authority to investigate the violation
- Wage and hour violations
- Fraud, embezzlement, tax evasion or other financial mismanagement
If you are not sure whether you have grounds for a whistleblower claim, please talk to Attorney Jasmin Gill and her team.
State And Federal Whistleblower Laws
There are many complex laws under both state and federal law that apply to whistleblower claims. Similarly, there are many possible avenues for pursuing those claims. It all depends on the nature of the claim and the laws that your employer violated.
Applicable laws might include:
- The California Whistleblower Protection Act
- The California Labor Code
- The California False Claims Act
- The federal False Claims Act
- The federal Whistleblower Protection Act
- The federal Occupational Safety and Health Act
- The federal Sarbanes-Oxley Act
With regard to financial misconduct, the federal False Claims Act rewards employees who report fraud against the federal government. The California False Claims Act provides a similar framework for reporting fraud against the state. These are also known as “qui tam” claims.
Get The Whistleblower Protection You Deserve
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