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Penalties for whistleblower retaliation

In a previous post on this blog, it was explained that California employees that act as whistleblowers have certain protections. California laws protect employers that act as whistleblowers from facing retaliation in the workplace. These employment laws make it illegal for employers to terminate an employee for whistleblowing or for enacting any rules that would limit an employee's ability to act as a whistleblower.

Do whistleblowers have protection in California?

In a recent blog post, this blog highlighted the story of a woman who claims she was wrongfully terminated. In that case, the woman says that she was subjected to illegal behavior before her termination. Many California employees are working under similar conditions. Their employers may be allowing or encouraging illegal behavior or are not incompliance with safety standards or other regulations.

California woman files $13 million wrongful termination suit


A California woman has sued her employer for wrongful termination. In this case, the woman claims that she was terminated by her employer following demeaning and inappropriate behavior. According to reports, the woman -- a football player in the so-called "Lingerie Bowl" -- was the personal assistance to a man. The woman says that the man used her has a way to attract the attention of other women.

How to respond to a wrongful termination


California employees can lose their job with pretty much no warning. When this happens, people can feel a wide range of emotions. From sadness to anger and regret, people have to pick up the pieces and move on. However, when people believe that they have been wrongfully terminated, it can be harder to move past. People in this situation should also understand that they may have legal rights to compensation or to their old job.

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