San Bernardino Whistleblower Attorney
Miracle Mile Law Group has handled dozens of whistleblower claims made by employees of various businesses in different cities all throughout California. A whistleblower is a person who reports or complains about an employer’s health, safety, or other illegal violations to the authorities. These individuals can recover damages for lost wages, back pay, front pay, emotional distress, and in some cases, punitive damages.
Call us at (213) 433-3588 to schedule a free and confidential case evaluation. If we take on your case, we fight to get you the maximum compensation available.
What Rights Do Whistleblowers Have?
There are federal and California state laws that prohibit retaliation based on whistleblower activities. Retaliation includes, but is not limited to termination, demotion, failure to promote, creation of a hostile work environment, and many other forms of adverse treatment.
Whistleblower lawsuits commonly arise when employees are retaliated against for doing the following:
- Complaining about sexual harassment or discrimination in the workplace
- Reporting illegal activities to a supervisor or a government agency
- Complaining about fraud
- Complaining about OSHA violations
- Refusing to participate in discrimination or other fraudulent or illegal behavior
“Blowing the whistle” plays an essential role in society. Whistleblowers put their reputations on the line to help foster a safer and ethical workplace. If you reported instances of illegal, unsafe, or unethical, behavior, the San Bernardino whistleblower attorneys at Miracle Mile Law Group are here to protect you from retaliation.
How Do You Prove A Whistleblower Case?
In order to be successful on a whistleblower action, you must be able to prove that 1) you engaged in a protected activity of reporting an unsafe, unethical, or illegal behavior, 2) your employer knew about it, and 3) you suffered an adverse action because you blew the whistle.
It is important to remember there is a statute of limitations (the time you have to file a lawsuit before you are barred from bringing an action) 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 San Bernardino whistleblower attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights.
How Our San Bernardino Whistleblower Attorneys Can Help
The lawyers at Miracle Mile Law Group have represented many employees who have blew the whistle on their employers. It’s essential to have an experienced lawyer by your side when taking action. Our attorneys will help you:
- Evaluate the strength of your case under various state and/or federal laws.
- Try to resolve the case in mediation or other negotiations prior to the commencement of protracted litigation, if possible.
- File a lawsuit on your behalf and begin litigation.
- Determine a fair favorable settlement on your behalf.
- Take your case to trial, if necessary and feasible.
Qui Tam Lawyers
Qui tam laws are a special subsection of whistleblower laws. If you discover that your employer is defrauding the state or federal government, you may be entitled to file a lawsuit on behalf of the government authorities.
Embedded in the California False Claims Act is a qui tam provision which allows whistleblowers to enforce the act. The whistleblower is entitled to receive a share of the compensation received from the employer. Some examples of qui tam lawsuits include companies who sold defective products to the state, companies that conceal certain information to avoid paying taxes to the state, and institutions who knowingly file false report to the government.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation About Your Rights
Have you been retaliated against at work for reporting fraud, unsafe practices, or other illegal activity? Contact us today to speak with a San Bernardino whistleblower attorney. Call (213) 433-3588, email [email protected] or complete our online form.