California and federal laws protect employees who blow the whistle on their employers and report, either to their employers or to governmental agencies, such things as: (a) corporate fraud; (b) health and safety violations; (c) criminal activities of the employer; (d) overbilling of the employer’s customers; (e) hiring of illegal aliens; (f) unfair and deceptive business practices (for example, an auto dealer employer defrauding its customers); or (g) failure by the employer to properly pay overtime wages.
Retaliation for blowing the whistle on unlawful activity can take many forms, from a demotion or a denied promotion to a wrongful termination of your employment. These retaliatory acts by your employer are strictly prohibited and should not be tolerated.
If you believe you have been retaliated for making a similar complaint, you may be entitled to “whistleblower” protection and relief. Our dedicated employment attorneys can help. For more information and a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys call us at 949-260-9131.