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.

Local Employment Law Cases: Local Drug Rehab Hit with Retaliation Claim

Cover Photo of Local Employment Law Attorney Michael Jacob

A former human resources director at Passages Malibu, a Malibu-based addiction treatment center, has been awarded more than $1.8 million by a jury. The former employee filed a retaliation claim against the luxury treatment center after being fired for whistleblowing. She also claims she faced disability discrimination. The former employee claims to have told supervisors … Continue reading

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Did Wells Fargo Managers Retaliate by Firing Whistleblowers?

Last month, news broke that Wells Fargo employees had opened two million accounts for customers without their permission. Details from the scandal suggest employees felt pressured to meet impossible sales quotas, and thus opened the fake accounts to avoid being reprimanded. A few employees discovered what was going on and called Wells Fargo’s private ethics … Continue reading

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How Are Workers Protected from Employer Retaliation?

Employer retaliation can happen for several reasons. Perhaps an employee reported sexual harassment, discrimination or other illegal activities, a term known as whistleblowing. Employers may attempt to fire, demote or harass employees for reporting these activities. Fortunately, employees have federal protections under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Whistleblower … Continue reading

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