Top Bakersfield Whistleblower Attorney
Miracle Mile Law Group, LLP is a Bakersfield whistleblower attorney specializing in Whistleblower and Qui Tam lawsuits. It is important to understand that if you speak up against wrongful, unsafe, hazardous, or unethical behavior you are protected under Federal and State laws.
Being a whistleblower is courageous act due to the fact that many of these individuals put their career reputations on the line for the benefit of society. Accordingly, the government has recognized the need to protect these individuals from retaliation.
Some of the most common whistleblower protection laws in California include:
- Labor Code Section 1102.5: this section is by far the most generous California employee whistleblower law. 1102.5 essentially prohibits employers from retaliating against employees who report violations of State or Federal regulations, laws, or statues. As long as the employee makes a good-faith report to about whatever he/she believes is illegal, the employee is protected.
- Labor Code Section 98.6 this section prohibits employers from retaliating against employees who report labor code violations.
- Labor Code Section 6310 & 6311: this section is directly related to safety complaints.
- Labor Code 6399.7 prohibits retaliation against employees for filing a complaint with the occupational safety and health administration.
- Government Code Section 12940(h) prohibits retaliation against employees who oppose or report discrimination or harassment based on race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, or sexual orientation.
- Health and Safety Code Section 1278.5: these laws protection health care professionals who blow the whistle on unsafe, wasteful, or fraudulent behavior by healthcare facilities.
- Government Code Sections 8547-8547.12 which specifically prohibits retaliation against state employees for exposing instances of waste, fraud, abuse of authority, violation of law or threat to publish health.
Federal law often times mirrors California laws in many respects. However, the Federal government has also enacted the False Claims Act (also known as Qui Tam Laws), which allow individuals to sue on behalf of the government for behavior that defrauds the United Sates.
How Do You Prove A Whistleblower Case?
In order to win your whistleblower case, you must be able to prove that 1) you reported unsafe, unethical, or illegal behavior, 2) your employer was on notice of it, and 3) you suffered an adverse action because you made the report.
It is important to note there is a statute of limitations (a deadline to file a lawsuit) for whistleblower cases. These statutes of limitations begin to run from the date you suffered the adverse employment action. Therefore, it is important to contact a Bakersfield whistleblower attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights.
Miracle Mile Law Group Will Fight To Protect Your Workplace Rights
The Bakersfield whistleblower attorney at Miracle Mile Law Group will fight rigorously to provide high quality representation combined with personal attention and responsiveness. At Miracle Mile Law Group, we make sure to understand your story and are determined to get you the maximum compensation possible. If you feel like you were treated unfairly at work, give our Bakersfield whistleblower attorney a call at (888) 244-0706 or contact us online for a free consultation.