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Whistleblower Retaliation

Whistleblower retaliation occurs when an employer fires, demotes or punishes an employee because the employee opposed, exposed, or threatened to expose the company’s unlawful or illegal activities. Employees who report unlawful activity are protected against retaliation for making that report. An employer cannot take any adverse employment action (e.g. terminate, demote, reprimand, transfer to unfavorable position) against an employee because that employee reported its misconduct.  Examples of an employer’s misconduct include, but are not limited to, tax evasion, workplace discrimination, violations of industry regulations, failure to provide meal and/or rest breaks, health and safety violations and failure to pay overtime wages.  Even if it turns out that the employer did not engage in an illegal activity, the employee is still protected against retaliation for whistle blowing if that employee believed with reasonable certainty that the employer was breaking the law.

California whistleblower protections are set forth in California Labor Code §1102.5 and other CA laws.

The laws regarding whistleblower retaliation are complex. At Kletter Law, we are experienced lawyers who can assist you in evaluating your situation.

Contact us today for an in person consultation regarding your potential claim.

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Cary was very helpful in helping me navigate getting to the next step regarding my new construction. He was interested in learning the details involved and took his time to discuss my concerns. I would highly recommend him!
Julie C.
Julie C.
2023-08-16
I needed a local lawyer to answer some difficult questions on an employment issue I had while being a long term employee with my employer. His insight was in valuable and provided me with all my options as well as a few optional plans to follow. Thank you very much Cary.
Mark N.
Mark N.
2023-08-12
Cary is simply one of the best in the business. His knowledge of the law is elite, his ability to connect with clients is a game-changer, and the way he puts them at ease no matter how tense the situation can be is really what makes him stand out. I would recommend Cary to anyone even considering hiring an employment attorney. He really leaves zero stones unturned, and achieved the best possible outcome for me.
Dara R.
Dara R.
2023-07-17
I found Cary on Yelp. He responded quickly even on a holiday weekend morning. He also set up a face to face meeting right after hearing my case. He gave me professional and useful legal advice on my house selling. Definitely I will hire him again if I have legal advice needs.
Yun L.
Yun L.
2023-05-27
I am going to sell a property off market , and was informed that I could use a lawyer to do this. I was not knowledgeable about real estate. Cary Kletter was very informative and explained things very well. He is easy to talk to and makes himself available. I am very glad that I reached out to him.
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Louise K.
2023-05-26
Cary responded to my inquiry in a timely manner. The conversation with him is clear and straightforward, he not only talked about the legal basis of my case, but also potential pitfalls. The information is very helpful. We will work together if the case have to be pushed forward.
Faye H.
Faye H.
2023-05-26
Cary was really helpful in my conversation with him ! He was articulate, to the point and frank about the options regarding my legal matter. He spent time looking through documentation and giving me an informed, thorough response. Loved the experience !
Amit E.
Amit E.
2023-04-05
I recently consulted with Cary Kletter regarding a possible wrongful termination case. From the very beginning, Cary responded quickly to my inquiry, which set the tone for our entire interaction. Although I cannot disclose the specifics of my case, I can say that Cary was extremely thorough in explaining the legal process and concepts to someone like myself, who had no prior knowledge of these matters. Cary's professionalism, knowledge, and expertise led to a positive outcome in my case, which exceeded my expectations. Working with him was truly a 10/10 experience. I wholeheartedly recommend Cary Kletter to anyone in need of an employment attorney. You won't be disappointed!
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Soumya C.
2023-04-03
I needed help with landlord-tenant law questions. I called Mr. Lee's office. Mr. Lee returned my call and answered all my questions the same day that I called him. I called him 2 other times and he always responded in a timely fashion. I appreciate that Paul was always there when I needed help.
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