What Is The Definition Of Whistleblowing Under California Law?
California laws prohibit an employer from taking retaliatory actions against an employee because he or she engaged in a "protected activity" by reporting conduct that they believed was against the law.
Generally speaking, a "protected activity" means that you refuse to do something that you reasonably believe is illegal or you protest against something that you reasonably believe is illegal. An example of this is where a supervisor asks an employee to falsify information on a bank document and the employee refuses.
Make sure that you document everything. The second most important thing is to make sure that you report the retaliation right away either to a supervisor or to someone above the person who you believe is retaliating against you.
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