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Los Angeles Whistleblower Attorney

The term whistleblower refers to anyone who reports an employer for violating the law or breaching public policies. Blowing the whistle on an employer’s unlawful acts is the right of every employee in California and around the country. The law helps encourage whistleblowing by offering protections for employees who speak out about violations. Learn about your rights as a whistleblower with help from a Los Angeles wrongful termination attorney at The Law Office of Omid Nosrati. We have more than 10 years of experience in this field and can handle your claim with the utmost skill.

Let Our Attorneys Protect You as a Los Angeles Whistleblower

As soon as you make plans to blow the whistle on employer misconduct, talk to our attorneys in Los Angeles. It’s best to speak with an attorney before you ever take your claim to external authorities. That way, you know exactly what information to gather, where to take your claim, how to go about filing, and how to detect any possible employer retaliation against you. One conversation with our employment lawyers can open your eyes to rights and legal opportunities you didn’t know you had.

We offer free, zero-obligation and confidential case evaluations . Call (310) 553-5630 or submit our new client contact form to schedule your whistleblower protection consultation with Mr. Nosrati or one of his Los Angeles employment attorneys.

What are California’s Whistleblower Laws?

Several federal and state laws are in place to protect whistleblowers. The main law in The Golden State is the California Whistleblower Protection Act. Under this act, employees are free to report issues in the workplace without fear of retaliation. Issues can include fraud, embezzlement, wasting the city’s resources, abuse of authority, law violations, or threats to public or employee health and safety. The act protects employees from retaliation with provisions such as:

  • Any person who intentionally retaliates, threatens or coerces an employee or job applicant because he or she filed a claim is subject to a fine of up to $10,000 and imprisonment in county jail up to one year.
  • Any person who retaliates for making a protected disclosure shall be liable for damages against the injured party, including lost wages, attorney’s fees, and emotional suffering. The courts may also award punitive damage if the employer’s actions were egregious.
  • In a legal action against an employer for whistleblower retaliation, it is the employer’s burden to demonstrate “clear and convincing evidence” that the action in question came about in no way because of the protected disclosure, and instead occurred for “legitimate, independent reasons.” Failure to meet this burden of proof gives the employee affirmative defense in the legal action.

The California Whistleblower Protection Act grew stronger with the passing of three additional laws back in 2014. The new laws expand the prohibition of retaliation against employees to include employees who report suspicions of violations internally, such as to a supervisor within the organization, as well as employees who report to external public bodies investigating violations.

Liability can now fall upon any entity, beyond just the employer, that acts on behalf of the employer to retaliate against the employee. Even if reporting a violation goes beyond your job duties, the state’s whistleblower laws protect you from retaliation.