Importance of an Attorney in a Whistleblower Lawsuit

Filing an employment claim will be difficult without a lawyer. Watch this video to learn about the importance of an attorney in a whistleblower lawsuit.

Question:

Why is it important to hire an attorney for a whistleblower lawsuit?

Answer:

As an attorney of 20 years, I think one of the most difficult areas of the law and employment and labor is the area that is commonly referred to as whistleblower litigation. In California there are various laws that protect whistleblowers. Some of the laws are very unique and cover specific conduct or specific employers. You might have a law that protects only hospital workers or people sitting in an education setting, or you might have a law that protects all employees in the state of California. Then you have laws that cover specific conduct only.

California has a lot of protection for employees. In order to assist you in identifying even what claims to bring, it’s important that you identify the conduct that you complained about, who you complained about it to, and what type of employer you have. In order to do that, I would encourage you to talk to an attorney that has expertise in labor and employment. It’s important that you find an attorney who has litigated whistleblower cases and has tried whistleblower cases. It’s one thing to file a claim under a whistleblower, and it’s another to also litigate it, but it’s completely different to actually try a whistleblower lawsuit. Whistleblower litigation in California has unique jury instructions, and it’s important for the attorneys to be aware of that throughout the entire litigation.

Importance of an Attorney in a Whistleblower LawsuitIf you believe that you’ve been subject to unlawful conduct related to whistleblowing, either because you went to a governmental agency or you complained internally about what you believe is unlawful or unsafe conduct, I’d encourage you to reach out to an attorney that has expertise in that area. Always feel free to give me a call here at the office if you have any questions regarding why you might want to hire an attorney or what types of claims you might have. Thanks.


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

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