California’s Labor Code also protects whistleblowers. Section 1102.5 prohibits employers from retaliating against employees who reported or who they believe has reported or believe might report reasonably-believed violations of state or federal laws, rules, or regulations internally to a person with authority, to a government or law enforcement agency., or to any public body conducting an investigation, hearing, or inquiry. Employers also cannot prevent employees from disclosing reasonably-believed violations of local, state, and federal laws, rules, or regulations. Whistleblowers are protected regardless of whether that employee’s job duty already required him to disclose the information.
If you believe you may have been subject to retaliation, you should speak to an attorney immediately. Contact Ares Law Group now if you would like a FREE consultation on your claim.
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