Whistleblowing. It involves a self-sacrificial act whereby an employee risks their employment and security for those being victimized or taken-advantage of by his or her employer. It is heroic action taken to right a wrong.

Under California law, employers generally may not retaliate against employees that "blow the whistle" on illegal practices such as discrimination, safety violations, mismanagement, false claims, misuse of funds, wage and hour violations or any other type of criminal activity. And, yet, employer retaliation seems to be the norm rather than the exception when it comes to whistleblowers.

If you have blown the whistle on illegal practices you observed in your company and, as a result, have been demoted, fired or endured an adverse working environment that caused you to quit, you may be able to pursue legal action against your employer. Depending on your circumstances, you may be able to seek reinstatement, compensation for lost wages and benefits and even attorney fees. A whistleblower lawyer in Los Angeles should be able to help you understand the legal ramifications of your employer's behavior and tell you if you have a strong case to pursue or not.

At the law offices of Lipow & Harris, we are proud to represent clients who take a chance on telling the truth at the risk of losing their job. With over 40 years of experience representing clients in complex employment litigation, our attorneys are well equipped to pursue justice for those who have endured adverse affects from whistleblowing. If you have been fired, demoted or harassed as a result of bringing a company's illegal activity to light through whistleblowing, contact the Encino, Los Angeles whistleblower attorneys at the law office of Lipow & Harris at (818) 905-0507 for a free consultation and case evaluation.<