Articles Tagged with whistleblowers

california whistleblower protectionCalifornia Labor Code 1102.5 prohibits discharging an employee for disclosing an alleged violation of a statute of public importance to a government or a law enforcement agency. Such a discharge may be grounds for a claim of wrongful discharge in violation of public policy.

The following are examples of “whistleblowing” cases in which such a claim was upheld:

* Reporting to management that the company was not paying overtime wages due to certain of its employees.