Personal Assistance with Whistleblower Claims
California Employment Lawyers Protecting Your Rights
The fear of retaliation has prevented many employees from speaking up, even when they are aware of misconduct that exists in the workplace. You may have recently exposed workplace misconduct, only to face retaliation for doing so. It is important to realize that you are protected by federal whistleblower laws and may have the right to take legal action.
At Chaleff Rehwald, we have dedicated much of our practice to defending the rights of individuals in the workplace. Retaliation is a serious problem and can be fought by filing a whistleblower claim. Our California employment attorneys can help you achieve a favorable outcome.
How do whistleblower laws protect me?
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) established a Whistleblower Protection Program designed to prevent retaliation in the workplace against employees who “blow the whistle” on misconduct and illegal behavior.
This program bans employers from taking any of the following actions against workers:
- Firing or laying off
- Making threats
- Denying benefits
- Reducing pay or hours
- Denying overtime or promotion
This means that if your employer retaliated against you for exercising your rights as a whistleblower, you can file a discrimination complaint. Your complaint must be filed within 30 days of the retaliation and should include evidence supporting your claim. If your claim is successful, your employer may be ordered to restore your job, earnings, and benefits.
Take action by calling our firm today!
Due to the strict time limits imposed by OSHA, no time should be wasted when filing your claim. Your rights as an employee matter, which is why our team is here to assist you. We are familiar with both state and federal laws and can fight aggressively for the justice you deserve.
For personal legal support from San Diego to San Francisco and all points in between, schedule a free consultation with our employment attorneys today!