Southern California Whistleblower Attorneys
What is a whistleblower claim?
"Whistleblowing" is an act of self-sacrifice that occurs when an employee risks their employment security by alerting authorities of the illegal or unethical practices of their employer. This may include revealing a company's discriminatory hiring practices, unethical accounting, safety violations or mismanagement. Those who speak out against their employers for the sake of doing the right thing may be penalized by their employer for their actions.
Whistleblower Protection Act
Employees that "blow the whistle" on their employers are generally protected for their action under California law, as well as the federal Whistleblower Protection Act. Despite this, employer retaliation still frequently occurs when it comes to whistleblowers. Retaliation may include demotions, pay decrease and even loss of employment. An experienced Southern California whistleblower attorney can inform you of your rights and fight to make sure they are protected should you need to take legal action against your employer.
If you have suffered economically or physically as the result of blowing the whistle on your employer's illegal practices, you may be able to take legal action against your employer. You may be able to seek reinstatement, compensation for lost wages and benefits and even attorney fees. Only an experienced attorney can tell you what damages for which you may be able to seek compensation.
Hire an Employment Lawyer in Orange County, CA
Spray, Gould & Bowers LLP have been representing employee rights in Southern California since 1925. We take great pride in representing those who sacrifice their employment security to do the right thing. Our firm possesses a rich tradition of expertise, excellence and positive results. We take the time to make sure our clients understand exactly what legal action will entail and provide them with the advice they need to make informed decisions about how they would like to proceed with their claim. Clients always come first at Spray, Gould & Bowers LLP, and it shows with our strong commitment to personal service.
A whistleblower attorney in Orange County should be able to help you understand if your employer's action against you was within the bounds of the law or not, and tell you whether or not you have a strong case to pursue. Call (888) 427-8064 to learn more about your rights as a whistleblower.