When an employee comes across evidence of fraud in the workplace, the decision to report it can be difficult. While it may be the right thing to do, reporting fraud can put that employee in danger of adverse action on behalf of their employer. This adverse action can take the form of retaliatory harassment, demotion or even termination. However, retaliation for reporting fraud in the workplace is illegal. If you have been wrongfully terminated or retaliated against, finding an experienced attorney is crucial.
At the Law Office of Omid Nosrati, we understand the potential complexity of cases involving this type of retaliation. We have extensive experience handling retaliation claims, and we can evaluate your situation so you can make the best possible decision. Our attorneys are passionate advocates for our clients and work to maintain a positive relationship and open line of communication through every step of the legal process.
There are several laws, at both the Federal and state levels, that protect employees who report fraud – often referred to as whistleblowers. Which law protects you may depend on your situation, place of employment and type of fraud. For example, the False Claims Act encourages and protects employees who report fraud against the government while the Whistle Blower Protection Act provides protections for whistleblowing federal employees. California’s own whistleblower laws were strengthened in 2014 and are outlined in CA Labor Code Section 1102.5. Under these laws, employers may not retaliate against an employee for reporting fraud, but also for refusing to participate in fraudulent activity.
If you believe you’ve been terminated for reporting workplace fraud in Los Angeles, talk to our employment law attorneys. We can file claims on your behalf and represent your case in the event that you need to go to arbitration, settlement, or trial to resolve your case. We work hard on behalf of wronged employees and aim to make California’s workplace more honest with each successful claim. Call (310) 553-5630 or go online to get in touch with our team today.