Whistleblower Discrimination

whistleblower

Firing an employee for a reason that violates public policy is called wrongfully termination.

An employee who discloses a legal violation to the government, law enforcement, or a supervisor- is called a whistleblower.

Employees are protected against retaliation by Cal. Labor Code § 1102.5 for whistleblowing— if the employee has reasonable cause to believe the information discloses a violation of state or federal law.


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California Labor Code Section 1102.5:

(a) An employer may not make, adopt, or enforce any rule, regulation, or policy preventing an employee from disclosing information to a government or law enforcement agency, where the employee has reasonable cause to believe that the information discloses a violation of state or federal statute, or a violation or noncompliance with a state or federal rule or regulation.

(b) An employer may not retaliate against an employee for disclosing information to a government or law enforcement agency, where the employee has reasonable cause to believe that the information discloses a violation of state or federal statute, or a violation or noncompliance with a state or federal rule or regulation.

(c) An employer may not retaliate against an employee for refusing to participate in an activity that would result in a violation of state or federal statute, or a violation or noncompliance with a state or federal rule or regulation.


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