I need an attorney that handles Whistleblower case. Is it illegal for employer to retaliate against employee for reporting?
San Gabriel, CA |
Reported major Misconduct in a State Agency? Receiving retaliation and harassment by employer in adverse action and must attend Skelly Hearing in two weeks while I'm on disability. Seeking Attorney (Contingency) as soon as possible.
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.