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Whistleblowers reinforce workplace legal and ethical standards by holding employers and coworkers accountable for their actions. Whistleblowers often expose illegal practices such as fraud, corruption, and embezzlement, report safety violations or health hazards that prevent accidents and injuries, and help ensure employers uphold labor laws. Unfortunately, whistleblowers also often fall prey to retaliation, discrimination, or even termination for their courage.

Luckily, a Long Beach whistleblower lawyer can provide the support and protection whistleblowers need. At King & Siegel LLP, our experienced whistleblower advocates fight tirelessly to safeguard whistleblower privacy and ensure whistleblowers who suffer retaliation receive justice.

Your rights matter! Keep reading to learn about whistleblower protections and the role a whistleblower lawyer plays in ensuring those rights and holding employers accountable.

Why Is Whistleblower Protection Important in California?

California’s robust laws protect whistleblowers from retaliation, ensuring they can report misconduct without fearing adverse consequences. These laws, including the California Whistleblower Protection Act and Cal. Lab. Code § 1102.5, shield employees from retaliation for reporting state or federal law violations.

Whistleblower protections are crucial for fostering transparency and accountability in workplaces across Long Beach and beyond. Without safeguards, employees may hesitate to report wrongdoing, allowing workplace violations like the types detailed below to persist unchecked.

I don't have words to thank you the king and Siegel team worked so hard on my case during the pandemic and I am so grateful and proud of my outcome with them. They are reasonable and reliable. Those you can trust .. everytime I had a question they would answer it I recommend them 100 percent.. am so thankful for the team .. my worries and stress are over .. a huge weight over my shoulder was lifted and was able to help my family during this hard time thank you so much king and Siegel team..
Vanessa Ponce
Vanessa Ponce
March 8, 2022
I was really nervous about hiring a lawyer but Julian and everyone in her office made the process as stress-free as it could be. She is kind, reassuring and confident and that helps make the process feel less scary. she also knows what kinds of outcomes are reasonable and will explain in detail why, and has a plan to get there. I cannot recommend her more highly.
Ines Martinez
Ines Martinez
March 8, 2022
I had the pleasure of being represented by this wonderful office and their attorneys! They were very quick about answering any questions and most times explained things so well that my questions were answered before I got the chance to ask them. I had an amazing experience, everyone is kind and very attentive to your wants and needs. A case can be very stressful and they did a great job at keeping me sane and comfortable through the entire process. I recommend them 100%.
Adrianna Sells
Adrianna Sells
October 25, 2021
This in an incredibly professional and responsive firm. There was an ease about getting initial information, scheduling, and working with their talented team. While I found it to be true of everyone that I encountered here, it was Julian Burns King that really went above and beyond. Her expertise, experience, and knowledge of employment law and its many facets coupled with her empathy and compassion for her clients, is truly one of a kind. I would absolutely recommend King & Siegel to anyone in need of legal advice or representation.
Jeri Mares
Jeri Mares
October 12, 2021
Everyone at this firm was so helpful, supportive, and nice. The settlement I got changed my life and working with them was as good as a lawsuit could possibly be. I am so glad I found them for my wrongful termination suit.
Evelyn A
Evelyn A
September 25, 2021
I’m glad I trusted the team of King & Seigel to handle my case they are the definition of professionalism. They were honest and very upfront with the process and kept me informed every step of the way not to mention I’m more than happy with the results. Thank you again to the team of King and Seigel.
Ramon Rodriguez
Ramon Rodriguez
December 9, 2020
Julian & Elliot are very good lawyers and I am glad I trusted them with my case. When I hired attorneys, I didn't know what to look for, but I am glad I found them. They were always attentive to my case and I never felt lost even though I did not have any prior experience with litigation. Ultimately, they got a result I was happy with and I am so glad I had them to help me put this experience behind me. You would be lucky to have them in your corner.
Ryan J
Ryan J
August 5, 2020
I would like to thank this amazing duo and their staff for taking care of my friend and I. They were patient and polite, very prompt, and always professional! Thank you all so much! 💜
Yanni Boo
Yanni Boo
July 15, 2020

What Are the Most Common Types of Violations Whistleblowers Report?

Whistleblowers report workplace violations ranging from financial fraud to safety hazards. In Long Beach, the most common violations whistleblowers report include:

  • Wage and hour issues;
  • Overtime violations;
  • Financial misconduct, including accounting fraud, insider trading, and embezzlement;
  • Discrimination and harassment based on race, gender, age, or disability;
  • Sexual harassment;
  • Environmental violations like illegal dumping; and
  • Workplace safety violations, such as failing to comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations.

A seasoned Long Beach whistleblower attorney at King & Siegel can help you identify and address these violations and determine whether your employer has engaged in retaliation.

How Do Employers Retaliate Against Whistleblowers?

Despite legal protections, whistleblowers often face various forms of retaliation for reporting. Retaliation can manifest in subtle or overt ways, including:

  • Termination or demotion—employers may unjustly terminate or demote whistleblowers in retaliation for reporting;
  • Harassment—whistleblowers may experience harassment or hostile work environments designed to coerce them into silence;
  • Reputational damage—some employers may attempt to tarnish whistleblowers’ reputations or hinder their future employment prospects; and
  • Intimidation—employers may use threats or intimidation tactics to dissuade whistleblowers from speaking out or pursuing legal action.

Whistleblowers who face retaliation may have legal recourse, including the right to financial compensation.

What Type of Whistleblower Financial Compensation Can I Pursue in California?

Whistleblowers who suffer retaliation may pursue various forms of financial compensation, including:

  • Reinstatement to a former position or a comparable position;
  • Back pay for lost wages and benefits;
  • Compensatory damages for emotional distress, pain and suffering, and other noneconomic damages; and
  • Punitive damages in cases of egregious misconduct.

Navigating whistleblower retaliation claims requires skilled legal representation to maximize your chances of obtaining fair compensation. If you need a whistleblower lawyer in Long Beach, CA, an experienced whistleblower attorney at King & Siegel can help you achieve this goal and hold your employer accountable.

How Can a Long Beach Whistleblower Lawyer Help?

At King & Siegel, we offer a range of services in advocating for whistleblowers’ rights and seeking redress for retaliation, including:

  • Legal guidance—we will advise you of your rights, potential risks, and strategies for navigating the whistleblower process;
  • Investigation—we conduct thorough investigations into the alleged misconduct, gathering evidence to support your claims;
  • Litigation—we are prepared to litigate cases in state or federal court, advocating for your interests and pursuing maximum compensation for your damages;
  • Negotiation—we can negotiate with your employer and their legal representatives to secure favorable settlements, avoiding drawn-out litigation when possible; and
  • Confidentiality—we are always careful to protect your privacy and minimize the risk of further retaliation or harm.

At King & Siegel, our experienced whistleblower lawyers uphold the principles of workplace justice and integrity, ensuring your rights are protected. With our support, you can navigate California’s complex legal processes, seek protection from retaliation, pursue compensation for damages, and achieve the justice you deserve.

Meet Our Whistleblowing Team

Julian Burns King

Julian Burns King graduated from Harvard Law School with honors, practiced at some of the nation’s premier litigation firms, and co-founded King & Siegel in early 2018, where she now leads the firm’s discrimination and harassment practice areas.

Julian has earned the distinction of being named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers annually since the firm’s inception, a recognition bestowed upon no more than 3% of lawyers under 40 statewide. In addition, she has represented numerous plaintiffs as lead counsel in cases against large employers and government entities, achieving million-dollar settlements for aggrieved workers.

Rachael Sauer

Rachael Sauer attended Tulane Law School and now serves as a managing associate at King & Siegel LLP, where she has dedicated her career to championing the rights of mistreated employees.

Before her current role at King & Siegel, Rachael gained significant experience at Bohm Law Group, V. James DeSimone Law, and Winer, Burritt & Scott, LLP, where she was involved in prominent cases related to sexual harassment, sexual assault, and whistleblower retaliation, among other areas of employment law.

King & Siegel LLP Can Protect Your Whistleblower Rights

At King & Siegel, we believe employees should be able to report workplace misconduct without fearing retaliation. Our team of seasoned whistleblower attorneys is committed to creating an environment where employees can speak up against wrongdoing with confidence and without worrying about reprisals. 

Workers deserve access to assertive legal strategies that large corporations often employ. We pride ourselves on providing unparalleled, courageous, yet empathetic legal representation and are devoted to offering our clients the same caliber of legal skills big firms provide.

In fact, our legal team has a formidable track record, with many of our advocates graduating from top-tier law schools, achieving exceptional AVVO ratings, and earning the title of Super Lawyers Rising Stars, among other remarkable distinctions.

Moreover, we’ve recovered millions in compensation for clients harmed by their employers’ wrongdoing. Reach out to us for a complimentary consultation. We offer a contingency fee structure, which means you owe us nothing unless you win.

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