Los Angeles Whistleblower Attorney
We’ll Fight Hard to Defend Your Rights
Although the average employee doesn’t expect to find themselves in a situation where they have to report their employer for fraudulent or illegal activity, it is important to know that the law protects you from employer retaliation if you feel you need to come forward and file a report. At Azadegan Law Group, APC, we believe it is admirable when employees speak out against illegal actions they witness, and although some employers might try to punish employees for doing the right thing, our legal team is here to advocate for the rights of workers and help ensure they are treated fairly.
Whistleblower Laws in California
Under California Labor Code Section 1102.5 and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”), it is illegal for employers to retaliate against an employee who reports what they believe to be a violation of a state or federal law or noncompliance with a local, state, or federal rule or regulation. This law protects workers who come forward to police or other authorities, as well as those who report illegal activity to direct supervisors or internal watchdogs. Reports submitted to state regulatory agencies or commissions conducting investigations are also covered by this law.
Common whistleblower claims include:
- Unsafe working conditions
- Violations of state labor laws
- Violations of environmental laws
- Pharmaceutical fraud
- Tax fraud
- Medicare and Medicaid fraud
- Defense contractor fraud
- Employer retaliation
Under the FEHA, employees are protected from being retaliated against for reporting discrimination and harassment in the workplace.
Examples of retaliation for whistleblowing activity includes:
- Being looked over for a promotion you are qualified for
- Demotion to a lower-paying position
- Reassignment to an undesirable position
- Job termination
Contact Us Today for Reliable Legal GuidanceAt Azadegan Law Group, APC, our whistleblower attorneys possess more than 30 years of experience handling these types of cases. When you choose our firm to represent you, we will use our extensive
We live with our client’s case. We listen, we think, we believe, we strategize creatively, we prepare, and we try. We develop a very close relationship with our clients and with our cases. We make sure that the jury will be able to see and feel our real and deep emotional connection with our cases and our commitment to our client. Our goal in a trial is not to “tell” our client’s story to the jury, rather, it is to “show” the jury the truth.
Focus Groups and Mock Jury Trials
When warranted, we use focus groups and conduct mock jury trials so we can better evaluate the emotional connection between the facts of the case and the jury. By doing so, we refine our strategy to be able to present a more powerful case to the jury.
We are a litigation firm first and foremost, ready to deal with any substantive or procedural legal challenge at every turn. We are equipped with state-of-the-art research and communication technologies that enable us to research every legal issue thoroughly and make ourselves readily available to our clients. In order to resolve each case as quickly and favorably as possible for each client, we litigate aggressively, while always tailoring our strategy to each client’s needs and goals. We explore every procedural angle and make every necessary motion to win the case or expedite the most favorable settlement possible.
Discovering the Story
Everything in life has a story. The “truth,” without a well thought out story, is not believed nor is it effective. We believe that understanding and feeling the core of the client’s story is the key to understanding the “truth” and formulating a powerful story to present to the jury. So, we spend tens of hours listening to the client’s story, and in many cases we use re-enactment techniques to be able to “see” the story. We explore the feelings, motivations and pressures behind every party in every case. That enables us to acquire a deeper understanding of our cases.
Contact us at (310) 340-1550 to schedule a consultation and find out what we can do to help you.