Tag: Whistleblower

A whistleblower is an employee who reports his or her employer because he or she reasonably believed that it committed an illegal act.

What is the Whistleblower Protection Act?

In 2014, three new laws were enacted and added to the California Whistleblower Protection Act. The act already prevented employers from retaliating against employees that reported violations of state and federal laws to government officials or the police. Here is a look at the three laws that strengthened whistleblower protections in California. The act was … Continue reading

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Can My Employer Retaliate After I Refuse to Do Something Illegal?

Uber, the nationwide ridesharing company, has recently had a slew of allegations come against them, from sexual harassment to using technology to operate in banned areas, and now, telling one of their engineers to cover up the fact he stole illegal documents for them. Waymo, the self-driving company working with Google, claims that former employee … Continue reading

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Can You Be Terminated for Speaking Out Against an Employer?

In the chicken industry, farmers that are categorized as independent contractors have to provide their own equipment, and are subject to practices most people would consider unfair by massive food corporations. For example, in 2008, a man rallied local farmers to file complaints against Tyson foods with the United States Department of Agriculture and their … Continue reading

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