Los Angeles Whistleblower Attorneys
Learn how Employee Rights Attorney Group protects whistleblowers in LA.
Are you a whistleblower being retaliated against? Our Los Angeles whistleblower attorneys are here to protect your rights.
A whistleblower is a person who reports and/or refuses to engage in illegal activity. In other words, you are a person who had the courage to do the right thing and was punished for it by a corrupt employer. Such reports and/or complaints are known as protected free speech and/or protected activity under the law. Internal complaints to supervisors, managers, directors, or third party government agencies are covered.
Our lawyers at the Employee Rights Attorney Group have successfully represented whistleblowers in Los Angeles lawsuits to protect employee rights. If you or someone you know needs a whistleblower attorney, we offer free and confidential consultations to guide you on the right path.
What protections do Los Angeles whistleblowers have?
Whistleblower protections are intended to encourage you to report corporate wrongdoing. Workplace retaliation for engaging in protected, free speech at work is illegal. Employers that punish you for speaking out instead of taking remedial action to comply with the law face great liability. If you are punished, harassed, ostracized, or treated negatively for standing up for yourself and/or others, you may have a workplace retaliation claim.
California’s whistleblower protections are broadly applied to encourage free speech by protecting you even if you are merely perceived to have engaged in whistleblowing. Moreover, a whistleblower needs only report his or her reasonably based suspicion to be protected under the law. Meaning, you are protected from retaliation even if your suspicion ultimately turns out to be inaccurate so long as you acted out of reasonable concern.
Do I need a whistleblower lawyer?
California law protects Los Angeles Whistleblowers. You are protected from retaliation for engaging in the following types of protected, free speech and actions listed below:
- Reporting Reasonable Suspicions of Illegal Conduct: California’s whistleblower laws offer the broadest free speech protections. It safeguards you from retaliation for either reporting your reasonable suspicions of illegal activity or refusing to participate in actual illegal conduct by your employer, violating state and/or federal laws and regulations.
- Reporting Civil Rights Violations: Such as complaining of discrimination on the basis of race, age discrimination, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, religious creed, disability, and other forms of unlawful discrimination. Reports of sexual harassment and even complaints of retaliation itself are likewise protected.
- Taking and/or Seeking CFRA/FMLA and Other Medical Leave or Medical Accommodations
- Reporting SEC Violations: An employer, registered under federal securities laws, is prohibited from retaliating against you for reporting federal securities, mail fraud, wire fraud, or bank fraud laws or assisting in an SEC investigation
- Reporting Health and Safety Issues: Employers must fix workplace safety issues and are prohibited from retaliating against you for reporting these violations or testifying or participating in health related investigations or proceedings or refusing to perform work in unsafe or unhealthy environment.
- Reporting Wage and Hour Violations: An employer cannot retaliate or punish you for seeking your earned wages, commissions, overtime pay, meal and rest breaks, stock options, commissions, and other earned benefits.
- Disclosing Wages or Work Conditions
- Reporting Patient Care: A healthcare facility is prohibited from retaliating against a patient, employee, or any member of the medical staff for reporting unsafe patient care practices and conditions.
- Other Protected Activities: Jury service, appearing in court as a victim of a crime or complying with a subpoena or court order, seeking help and/or safety for domestic violence, sexual assault and/or stalking.
This is not a complete list of all of the types of protected activities. California continually expands protections. Please contact us if you are being retaliated against for speaking out against your employer.
Why trust the Employee Rights Attorney Group
We have a strong preference for whistleblowers. As a prosecutor, Diana Gevorkian, the lead attorney, gained substantial experience prosecuting violent crime. This experience has allowed us to successfully prosecute civil whistleblower claims. We take corporate malfeasance seriously and relish the opportunity to hold employers accountable.
If you had the courage that so few have to speak out, we will prosecute your civil whistleblower claims to the full extent of the law.
What we do for whistleblower claims:
Speak to a lawyer at your earliest opportunity. Corporations often employ the “offense is the best defense” strategy to deflect attention from their wrongdoing. Being in the eye of the storm, fending off managers, defamation, and/or HR, just to keep your job is emotionally draining. We provide the support you need. We can help you:
- Identify legally relevant information to preserve your claim
- Prepare you for an investigation
- Guide you through navigating internal remedial channels (if any)
- Reach out to relevant government agencies
- Find witnesses/past “me too” victims
- Negotiate directly with your employer
- File a lawsuit on your behalf seeking injunctive relief as well as economic and punitive damages
All consultations are confidential. We look forward to working with you to expose illegal conduct.
Speak to our Los Angeles Whistleblower Attorneys
Our whistleblower lawyers have the experience and resources to prosecute your claims to the full extent of the law and help you regain your reputation and professional standing. Contact us today for a free and confidential consultation with a whistleblower attorney.