For any employee, in any industry, a normal day can lead to a fundamental choice. They might discover their employer is violating environmental laws in the way they dispose of waste, or misusing public funds. Maybe they witness a co-worker being sexually harassed. Anyone could feel conflicted — “Should I tell someone, and face the possibility of losing my job for speaking up?”
By following a few simple guidelines, you can report concerns to your employer or to the government without fear of retaliation. And if your employer does punish you for speaking up, the attorneys of AK+G can help you fight back.
How To Protect Yourself When Voicing Concerns
Under most state and federal whistleblower statutes, an employee who “blows the whistle” on potential legal violations by their employer must:
- Believe, in good faith, that the employer is not in compliance with the law
- Bring their concerns either directly to their employer or to a state or federal agency
Under these circumstances, your employer is prohibited from firing or otherwise punishing you for voicing these concerns, even if it turns out there was no legal violation. If you believe you have been retaliated against for such a complaint, it is important to file a retaliation complaint as soon as possible. We can help with that.
The attorneys of Alexander Krakow + Glick LLP have successfully represented employees from all over California who reported fraud and wrongdoing by their employers. Our continued dedication to the rights of employees pushes us to fight for you, every day.
Who Protects Whistleblowers?
Many different laws protect whistleblowers in almost every industry. At AK+G, we have experience with the full range of whistleblower protections. Whether you work in finance, medical care, transportation, services industries, hospitality, or any other workplace where you feel called on to speak up, we can help.
Contact Our Firm Today
If you are concerned about reporting an employer’s legal violation, or believe you have been punished for doing so, consult a lawyer as soon as possible. Contact our firm in Los Angeles using our confidential online form or by calling 310-464-1535.
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