Employment Law Attorney in San Diego – Whistleblower Lawyer Escondido, Carlsbad
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A whistleblower is an employee who opposes, makes public or threatens to make public illegal actions taken by the employer or supervisor. Whistleblower protection is very specific and only applies to certain types of “whistle blowing” as defined in the law. These set of laws protect employees from being fired for informing a state or federal regulatory agency about the employer’s misconduct. In California, it is illegal to fire, demote, harass or discriminate against a whistleblower and, in many cases, it is considered retaliation.
Likewise, wrongful termination laws protect employees against retaliation as well as whistleblowers who may be in fear of being retaliated against by their employer.
It is important to note that there is commonly a shorter statute of limitations that applies to whistleblower cases in which to take legal action against the employer’s retaliatory act. This is why it is extremely important that you contact a San Diego whistleblower attorney right away. Our San Diego wrongful termination attorney will help you determine whether you are entitled to protection under whistleblower statutes.
Although there are many kinds of whistleblower situations, some examples include:
- A food service worker who learns about or reports health code violations
- A health care worker who learns about or reports malpractice or wrongful medical billing
- A construction worker who learns about or reports building code violations or illegal use of harmful materials such as asbestos
- A factory worker who learns about or reports illegal disposing of harmful chemicals
- An airline mechanic who reports safety violations
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