The law offices of Stephen M. Harris, P.C., protects the rights of California employees that act as whistleblowers and report illegal activity in the workplace.
Whistleblowers are courageous individuals who report wrongdoing by their employers in order to protect the well-being of fellow employees or the public at large, often at great risk to their own livelihood, job security, and safety.
It can be confusing to know what your rights are. Under California law, an employer may not fire an employee in retaliation for that employee engaging in whistle blowing, which generally consists of complaining about or reporting certain specified conduct that he or she reasonably perceives to be unlawful, fraudulent or unethical. Any employee reporting illegal activity in the workplace is protected by the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA) and other federal laws designed to encourage the identification of illegal activity without fear of reprisals.
There are many ways that employers retaliate against employees. If you believe you have been retaliated against or fired for engaging in whistleblowing or refusing to participate in unlawful or unethical conduct, call us at (818) 924-3103 to discuss your case. Our firm also counsels individuals prior to termination and can assist with the negotiation of exit packages.
If you have been fired or your working environment has become intolerable because of illegal activity in the workplace, put the legal experience of the Law Offices of Stephen M. Harris, P.C., to work for you. Contact us today to discuss your case by calling (818) 924-3103.