In a recent case in Kentucky, a woman who blew the whistle on the administration of Gov. Ernie Fletcher received over $500,000 and a new job within the state. She claimed that there were improper hiring practices and also that after engaging in whistleblowing, or reporting on her employer’s illegal practices to an outside agency, she was retaliated against. Retaliation and any other form of discrimination in response to whistle blowing is illegal under both Federal and California laws.
Whistleblowing is protected, as it is a vital means of discovering illegal activity of an employer from those who know and observe it best: the employees themselves. Retaliation in the workplace is very much what it is in the outside world–payback for your actions. Whistleblowers are protected when they make an accusation against their employer from any form of retaliation whether it be pay decreases, harassment, or even firing.
If you suspect your employer of engaging in discrimination, harrassment, or other illegal activities and you have blown the whistle in California, you are protected by law. Call the Law Offices of Law Offices of David H. Greenberg at 1-800-252-9776 for a free consultation regarding your legal rights and how one of our experienced employment lawyers may be able to help you. The experienced attorneys at Law Offices of David H. Greenberg will fight aggressively for your rights both in and out of the courtroom. With over 50 years of combined legal experience, extensive trial knowledge, and state of the art trial media exhibits, our attorneys know how to put the law to work for your case.
Stephenie Steitzer, Louisville Courier Journal 04/24/2008