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"Employers who retaliate against whistleblowers are despicable."

                             --- James W. Johnston, Esq.


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Am I a Whistleblower?
Under California law if you are terminated, or otherwise retaliated against for reporting illegal conduct on the part of your employer to any government agency, you may have the right to bring an action against that employer for wrongful termination under statutes such as California's Labor Code section 1102.5. Even if you only report the illegal conduct internally to the employer, you may still have a valid legal claim if you are retaliated against. This applies regardless of whether or not you are an at-will employee. If you have been terminated or otherwise retaliated against because of you reported illegal activity in the workplace, you need an experienced whistleblower lawyer to assist you in prosecuting your claim through a very complex legal process.  

What if I was Retaliated for Reporting Safety Violations?  Am I Still a Whistleblower?
Yes.  If you are retaliated against for reporting workplace safety issues, either to your employer or to an agency OSHA or Cal-OSHA, you are a whistleblower and have legal protections, both under California common law and also under Labor Code section 6310.

What if I Participated in the Employer's Illegal Conduct?
Is it Still Possible for me to Bring a Claim?

Yes.  You may still have a valid claim, even if you participated in the employer's illegal conduct.  In fact, there have been many cases where a whistleblower participated in the illegal conduct, yet received a large award.

What if the Subject of my Whistleblowing is my employer is Defrauding the Government?
If your employer is defrauding the government, e.g. fraudulent medical billing to Medicare or Medical, overcharging for defense contracting work, billing the government for work not performed, then you may have a claim under the False Claims Act.  These claims are referred to as Qui Tam claims.  For more information about these claims, click here.

25 Years Experience
Mr. Johnston has been a lawyer for more than 25 years.  He has for years been successfully representing whistleblower employees in Los Angeles and other areas of California, and is fully qualified to handle your claim.  If you believe that your employer has been defrauding the government, or if you have been retaliated against for reporting other types of illegal conduct by your employer, and would like to consult with a whistleblower lawyer in Los Angeles, we invite you to contact our office and make an appointment to speak with attorney Johnston about your case.  


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The above information is provided as a courtesy of The Johnston Law Firm, and constitutes only a brief summary of some general employment law, discrimination issues and related legal rights under California law.  As such it does not constitute legal advice, and you should contact an attorney to discuss any specific employment issue you may have.  For further questions, please contact our  office on the forms provided.

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