Whistleblower protection? We can help.
Have you been wondering about whether you should risk complaining about your company’s illegal garbage disposal practices? Maybe you’re unsure if you should call out a company senior on his lecherous behavior towards female employees? You do not need to worry about turning a whistleblower with the Law Office of John Klopfenstein. Report any and all company violations without fear of retaliation. The state and the Federal government has laws in place to protect whistleblowers from company backlash.
Federal law protection
The federal government has laws in place to protect employees from safety and health hazards in the workplace and even to the environment, as caused by an employer. The Clean Air Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Solid Waste Disposal Act are among some of these laws. An employee who seeks federal protection under these acts must be confident that their employer is violating these acts and complain either to the employer or a federal agency. Even if the employer turns out to be legally compliant, the employee is protected from retaliation.
State law protection
Common law and general statutes at the state level prohibit discrimination/retaliation against whistleblowers. As with federal law protection, the complainant must be sure of their allegations against the employer, refuse to participate in the unlawful activity and assist in investigating the same. State laws tend to vary. We, at the Law Office of John Klopfenstein will tell you just which laws are applicable where to protect you from employer retaliation shall you resort to filing a legal claim against them.
Your role is to go over your employment contract or have it brought to us, so we can detect any contractual obligations you may be under with regard to internal whistleblowing. More information can be found in your employee’s policy handbook.
If you’re confused about violating your company’s confidentiality agreements, come to us first and let us determine if you qualify for protection against retaliation for whistleblowing. We will also assess your risk of being handed a lawsuit for violating company confidentiality for sensitive disclosures.
Let us help you protect your rights
We, at the Law Office of John Klopfenstein, Salinas, CA will do our best to protect your rights as a whistleblower. You can consult one of our professional lawyers for advice on how you can avoid company retaliation. We can help you obtain damages from the company in the form of pay/reinstatement and so on.
Our legal experts will help you maintain credibility when your employer is up in arms to destroy it in an attempt to avoid liability. We will help keep your case afloat and ensure that you are paid any compensation warranted to you.
As a whistleblower, you can complain about an abuse of authority, mismanagement of funds or anything under the sun unless it isn’t prohibited by law and sensitive to a country’s national defense/foreign affairs.
So, if you’ve been concerned about a company activity that seems inappropriate to you, reach out to us at (831) 751-3947 and protect your whistleblowing rights before you pull the plug on your employer.