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Who qualifies as a 'whistleblower' in California?

A previous post here discussed our law firm's efforts to protect "whistleblower" employees in private California businesses. While the post applauded the bravery of workers who come forward and report their employer's violations of the law, it might be worth clarifying further who qualifies as a whistleblower under California law.

Protecting an employee's right to do the right thing

California and the federal government have all kinds of laws telling companies in San Diego and throughout the state what they can and cannot do. These laws are usually there to protect the public, individual employees and other people who either count on that company or, at least, expect a certain standard of behavior.

Overview of employment contract disputes

Many employees in the San Diego area may be under a contract which they signed directly with their employer, that is, not as part of a collective bargaining agreement through a union. These contracts, if reasonably well drafted, should spell out all of the important terms of employment, such as how much a person will get paid, by when and for what work.

What a terminated worker should look for in a severance package

California is an employment-at-will, state like most of her sister states. Many workers in San Diego who are employed via private businesses may not have an employment contract. Even those who do will likely sign an agreement with a clause providing that the employer may terminate the employee at any time and for any reason, the contract notwithstanding.