What is whistleblowing?
A whistleblower is defined as an individual who exposes information or activity that is considered unlawful or unethical.
If you are an employee and suspect that your employer has violated the law or has allowed unsafe working conditions, you may have grounds to file a complaint.
According to the California Labor Code, there are many protections that are afforded to whistleblowers, including the following:
- An employer may not make, adopt, or enforce a rule, regulation, or policy preventing an employee from being a whistleblower
- An employer may not retaliate against an employee who is a whistleblower
- An employer may not retaliate against an employee for refusing to participate in an activity that would result in a violation of a state or federal statue, law, rule, or regulation
- An employer may not retaliate against an employee for having exercised his or her rights as a whistleblower in any former employment
Law Offices of Wendy Musell represents whistleblowers in state and federal court who have the bravery to come forward to enforce their rights.