Some employees are fired or threatened with termination when they report health and safety violations or other illegal acts to the authorities. Under whistleblower legislation, these actions by an employer are against the law. Whistleblowers in these situations can also claim compensation for lost wages, and psychological or emotional distress. In some cases, they can obtain punitive damages.

Orange County Whistleblower Lawyers

Any employee reporting illegal activity in the workplace is protected under the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA) and other federal laws. This is designed to encourage employees to identify illegal activity without fear. If you have witnessed illegal activity at your workplace, it is important to report that activity without hesitation. Time is of the essence.

These issues can be activities such as:

  • False claims and records
  • Accounting fraud
  • Contract fraud
  • Overcharging
  • OSHA violations
  • Salary issues
  • Fraud against the Federal government or Federal contractors (“Qui Tam”)

“Qui Tam” lawsuits can fall under the Federal Claims Act and may involve the sharing of any recovery and other compensation.

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If you have observed illegal activity on your job, it is critical to speak with an experienced employment and labor law attorney to understand how reporting such activity can affect your future. We can help to protect you again harassment and retaliation and assist in the negotiation of exit packages if needed.

Call (949) 553-1300 and speak with a proven whistleblowing and employment lawyer at Farnell & Norman, PC. We practice discretion and will work to protect you and your family.

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