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The Intersection of Whistleblower Laws and Employment Law in California

May 10, 2024 Admin Whistleblower

Welcome to Rager & Yoon – Employment Lawyers, where we specialize in navigating the complex landscape of whistleblower laws that intersect with employment law in California. Whistleblower cases are critical in upholding corporate integrity and safeguarding employees against wrongful practices. In California, where state and federal laws provide extensive protections for whistleblowers, understanding the intricacies of these statutes is paramount.

Why Whistleblower Laws Matter

Whistleblower laws empower employees to speak out against illegal or unethical behavior within their organizations without fear of retaliation. These laws serve as a crucial safeguard against fraud, discrimination, harassment, and other unlawful activities that may occur in the workplace. In California, employees are protected under various statutes, including the California Whistleblower Protection Act (CWPA), the California Labor Code, and federal laws such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Dodd-Frank Act.

Navigating the Complexities

At Rager & Yoon, navigating the intersection of whistleblower laws and employment law requires a deep understanding of both legal realms. Our team of seasoned whistleblower attorneys in Los Angeles has the expertise and experience to assist clients in various whistleblower-related matters, including:

  • Retaliation Claims: Protecting employees who have suffered retaliation for reporting illegal conduct or participating in investigations.
  • False Claims Act Cases: Representing whistleblowers who uncover fraud against the government, including qui tam actions.
  • Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Claims: Assisting individuals in reporting securities violations to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and obtaining awards for their disclosures.
  • Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreements: Advising employees on their rights and obligations when faced with confidentiality agreements that may impede whistleblowing activities.

Our Approach

At Rager & Yoon, we prioritize the interests of our clients above all else. Our attorneys work closely with whistleblowers to understand their unique circumstances and develop strategies to achieve the best possible outcomes. Whether through negotiation, mediation, or litigation, we are committed to advocating fiercely for those who seek to expose wrongdoing and uphold the principles of justice and accountability.

Contact Us

If you believe you have witnessed unlawful conduct in the workplace or have faced retaliation for speaking out, don’t hesitate to contact Rager & Yoon—Employment Lawyers. Our team is here to provide the guidance and support you need to protect your rights and pursue justice. Call 310-527-6994 to schedule a free consultation today to discuss your case.

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