期限“whistleblower” might be heard frequently, but in California, it is important to know specifically what it means and what protection against retaliation 举报人s receive if they issue a report of wrongdoing on the part of their employer. A 举报人 provides information regarding a federal 要么 state law violation; a failure to comply 要么 violation with local, state 要么 federal regulations 要么 rules; and unsafe working conditions 要么 practices at the place of employment 要么 during the course of employment of the worker.
Under certain circumstances, a 举报人 may also refuse to take part in an activity if it is in violation of the law 要么 regulations. This information can be provided to an employee who is in a position of authority, another employee who can investigate 要么 correct the violation 要么 failure to comply 要么 inform the government 要么 a law enforcement agency.
Whistleblowers are given certain protections under the law. The employer is not allowed to implement 要么 enforce any policy, rule 要么 regulation that will prevent an employee from providing information to the proper authorities. The employer is not allowed to retaliate against a 举报人 who reports employer misconduct. Similarly, it is not legal for the employer to retaliate against an employee who refuses to take part in an activity that is in violation of the law.
When there is a violation of any kind, workers have an obligation to report it for the good of themselves and their coworkers. There should not be any fear of wrongful termination 要么 any other form of retaliation against an employee who exercises his 要么 her right to be a 举报人. Those who believe their acts as a 举报人 have resulted in any problems at work may want to discuss the matter with an experienced legal professional who understands how to pursue a claim based on employee rights.