Whistleblower Lawyers in Irvine
Protecting Employees from Retaliation Since 2003
It’s not easy for an employee to speak up when their employer is breaking the law or harassing people in the workplace, which is why California law has many protections in place for whistleblowers. A whistleblower is anyone who has taken legal action against an employer or alerted the authorities of misconduct at their workplace. Many people are afraid to speak up in these situations out of fear of how it will impact their careers. If your employer does try to retaliate, you have the power to fight back!
At Aegis Law Firm, our Irvine whistleblower attorneys have protected numerous clients from employer retaliation. Whether your employer tries to terminate your employment or find more subtle ways to hurt your career, our team is ready to bring their actions to light and ensure you receive fair treatment.
Contact us today to request a free consultation. We handle many cases on a contingency fee basis.
What Does Retaliation Look Like?
Many employers realize that firing an employee who took legal action against them will result in more trouble. Instead of terminating employment, some employers will try to make working conditions bad enough that the employee will leave on their own. This is still considered retaliation and is unlawful.
Examples of retaliation include:
- Reducing pay or demotion
- Denial of deserved pay increases or promotions
- Threatening to contact ICE
- Moving an employee to a more secluded or less-comfortable area in the office
- Excluding an employee from meetings they should have been invited to
- Performance reviews that are unfairly negative
Proving retaliation is not always easy. You will need to pay close attention to how your employer treats you and take notes of anything that seems retaliatory. Save emails, talk to coworkers you trust to find out if comments have been made, and keep records of old performance reviews to see how they compare with remarks made after whistleblowing.
You Have Options
When an employer is retaliating against you, taking legal action can accomplish one of two things: stop the retaliation and create a better work environment so you can maintain employment, or provide you with compensation so that you can leave the job and look for new employment.
Our dedicated whistleblower lawyers in Orange County fight to secure the best possible outcome for our clients. When you hire our team, we will work closely with you to figure out a positive solution to this problem.
Schedule your free consultation today by calling (800) 543-4829.
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