Whistle-blowing laws are very complex and difficult to interpret and apply with precision and reliability. In fact, w-b is a legal subject matter where the employee needs the specific skills of an attorney with prior hands-on experience in w-b cases. The Avvo Find an Attorney feature does not allow searching with such a specific criteria, so I strongly recommend that use Google Scholar (http://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&as_sdt=2006&q=whistleblower+claims+California) to identify attorneys with specific w-b experience.
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If you are being harassed or retaliated against because you reported illegal activities to a state agency, you have rights under California law. I agree with my colleagues. Your best bet is to find an experienced employment law attorney to represent you and determine your legal options.