Speaking Up About Illegal Matters Shouldn’t Cost You Your Job

You know that your employer is doing something illegal. Now, you have to decide what you are going to do about that knowledge. You might be at a loss for what you are going to do because you don’t want to make your employer upset but you also don’t want the illegal activity to continue.

If you are worried about what your employer might do if you file a factual complaint about something illegal that is going on, you don’t have to worry too much. Even though California is an at-will employment state, employers can’t terminate your employment or take any retaliatory measures because of whistleblowing or filing complaints about illegal actions.

We understand that you might be nervous. If you already spoke up, you might wonder what you can do now. The answer to this is simple. If your employer took retaliatory measures, which can include demotions, terminations or more, you can take legal action to remedy the situation.

There are many things to consider when you are going to launch an action against an employer due to wrongful termination or retaliation. Both of these are forbidden actions that employers shouldn’t take against employees. Retaliation is likely going to be more difficult to spot because it can take many forms. Even transferring you to another shift could be considered retaliation.

Taking action against your employer isn’t something that you will likely do lightly. In the case of retaliation or wrongful termination, you might not have any other option. We can help you get your case started and work with you throughout the resolution of it.