I complained about my employer’s illegal activities and was fired soon after. Do I have a whistleblower claim?

As an employee, you have the right to report illegal, fraudulent or unethical acts committed by your employer. Some examples include reporting workplace safety violations or refusing to participate in unlawful activities such as falsifying the company’s financial records. An employee who exercises this right is known as a whistleblower.
 
California’s whistleblower laws provide protections to employees who complain about their employer’s illegal activities. It is unlawful for an employer to fire an employee in retaliation for reporting misconduct at work. Doing so would constitute wrongful termination and can result in a whistleblower claim.
 
Whistleblower laws can be challenging to understand, so it is a good idea to discuss your case with an experienced employment lawyer. Erlich Law Firm can help you understand your rights as a whistleblower.

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