Filing a Whistleblower Claim

Were you fired or retaliated against for reporting wrongdoing at your workplace? Watch this video about filing a whistleblower claim in California.

Question:

What should I do if I believe I have a whistleblower claim?

Answer:

I often talk to potential clients about the fact that they believe they’ve been subjected to retaliation for what they refer to as whistleblowing. Either they went to a governmental agency, complained internally, or refused to do something that they believe was unlawful or unsafe. As a result, they were being retaliated against. Sometimes those whistleblower claims involve termination. They blew the whistle or they opposed conduct and, before you know it, they lost their job. Sometimes they have been demoted, or sometimes they haven’t been promoted as a result of blowing the whistle.

If you believe that you’ve been subjected to unlawful retaliation for blowing the whistle, it’s important for you to talk to an attorney in a timely manner. The statutes have time limits as to when you can bring the claims, and also require you to go to governmental agencies and do what we call exhaust administrative remedies. As you go through that process, I do think it’s important that you have the advice of counsel to make sure what you’re putting in those documents is unlawful conduct.

Filing a Whistleblower ClaimNot all conduct that you engage in is protected. Employees have to show that they were retaliated against for complaining about unlawful conduct or refusing to go along with what’s called an unlawful scheme. If I can help you with that process, please just give me a call. I’m happy to discuss any of those issues with you. Thanks.


Are you or a loved one in the process of filing an employment claim in California and have questions about filing a whistleblower claim? Contact the experienced California employment law attorneys at the Myers Law Group today for a free consultation and case evaluation.

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