Although the term "whistle blower" was originally used to describe an employee who reported illegal actions of a company or corporation that was defrauding the government, over time the definition has expanded to include any employee who reports corporate or business crimes, committed without the victim's knowledge. This type of action has the potential for resulting in adverse, retaliatory conduct targeted at the employee, by the employer who has been implicated for wrongful conduct.
At the Bononi Law Group, LLP in Los Angeles, California, we advocate relentlessly for protection against retaliation for individuals who have disclosed unlawful conduct by their employers. If you need an employment law attorney to protect your rights in a whistleblower action, contact our firm today. We are recognized throughout Southern California as a leader in whistle blower disputes.
Our lawyers have represented whistle blowers who have disclosed:
- Fraud in government purchasing
- Unlawful toxic waste disposal
- Sexual harassment
- Employment discrimination
- Misuse of corporate funds
In retaliation for disclosing wrongful conduct, employers sometimes retaliate against their employees through harassment, discrimination, demotions, and wrongful termination. In addition to employment retaliation, whistle blowers may also experience threats or acts of violence. For this reason, whistle blowers are protected by state and federal law, and reports of presumed unlawful activity are kept secret. Even if you are unsure of whether the reported activity is in violation of law or public policy, an employee must only reasonably believe that this is the case.
If you believe your employer is engaging in unlawful behavior, or you have been retaliated against due to a whistle blower action, you need the support of a highly skilled employment law litigator.
At the Bononi Law Group, LLP, our lawyers have extensive experience handling these complex cases. We understand that your situation may be intimidating. You can trust our experience and our highly competent team of attorneys to fight for your rights and protection. Even if you are only contemplating reporting wrongful conduct, we will listen to your concerns and provide you with knowledgeable legal advice. Contact us today to discuss your whistle blower case in a free, confidential consultation with a preeminent employment law attorney you can trust.