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California Employment Law Firm Fights Whistleblower Retaliation

Helping ethical employees for more than 55 years

Whistleblower retaliation occurs when an employee is punished for reporting a legal, ethical or safety workplace violation. For example, if you became the subject of office ridicule for telling an auditor that your boss misrepresents the company’s finances to avoid certain taxes, you may have a solid claim for whistleblower retaliation. For decades, Mr. Bryman and Mr. Apelian have provided aggressive advocacy on behalf of whistleblower retaliation victims. Whether you live in San Jose,San Francisco, Ventura, Westlake Village, Los Angeles, Orange County, Fresno, San Diego, Silcon Valley or Pasadena, our employment law firm helps ethical employees throughout the state of California.

Whistleblower retaliation is more than losing your job

In California, whistleblower retaliation takes many forms. Losing your job for reporting a workplace violation is the most obvious type of retaliation and generally constitutes wrongful termination. More subtle consequences of whistleblower retaliation that may also entitle you to a legal remedy include:

  • Social isolation in the workplace
  • Denial of a promotion you would have received if not for whistleblowing
  • Demotion or reduction in your salary
  • Harassment or ridicule
  • Poor reviews
  • Discrimination

California law protects employees who report their companies even if there was no actual wrongdoing. As long as you thought one of your colleagues or superiors acted inappropriately, you are protected from any negative consequence of your actions. If you are unsure about whether your situation involves whistleblower retaliation, a competent attorney at the Law Office of Bryman & Apelian can give you a definitive answer.

Statutes of limitations and remedies for punished whistleblowers

The statutes of limitations for bringing a whistleblower retaliation claim vary depending on your unique circumstances. For example, if you reported a safety or health violation, you only have six months to file a claim against your employer for his or her retaliatory activities. If you were wrongfully discharged from your job, California law grants you a different period of time to commence legal action. An experienced employment lawyer can determine how long you have to file your claim. If your claim is successful, you may be entitled to job reinstatement, back pay, benefits and monetary compensation for emotional pain and suffering.

You will pay absolutely nothing unless you win

Whether you live in Agoura, Ventura, Woodland Hills, Thousand Oaks, the San Fernando Valley, Chatsworth, Canoga Park, Burbank, Pasadena, West Covina, Riverside, Bakersfield, Fresno, Valencia, Orange County, San Diego, Oakland, Sacramento, the Bay Area and most other counties found in both northern and southern California, the Law Office of Bryman & Apelian A Professional Corporation serves clients throughout the state of California. We offer free initial consultations for all clients to discuss the merits of your case. Once we decide to pursue your legal claim, we operate on a contingency fee basis — you will pay absolutely nothing unless you win! If you have questions, contact us online or simply call us at 818.225.5151 today to get definitive answers.