California’s laws also protect people who speak up against injustice in the workplace, including employees who engage in protected activity by complaining about or bringing to their employer’s attention:
In addition, California laws shield employees who engage in protected activities, including political activity.
California’s primary laws prohibiting retaliation include the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and Labor Code section 1102.5, each of which requires employees to show that they:
We hold employers accountable for trying to silence their employees for doing what’s right, especially when they act on behalf of others who are too afraid — or who have too much to lose — to speak up against injustice.
Employees who suspect they may be victims of retaliation should ask themselves the following questions:
If the answer to one or more of these questions is “yes,” it may be worthwhile to seek a legal consultation.
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