Fired for Having to Be A Whistleblower?

Experienced & Aggressive Employment Lawyers in Los Angeles

About Retaliation and Whistleblower Law in Los Angeles

Some employees are fired or threatened with termination when they report violations of state law such as discrimination, harassment, fraud, violence, wage and hour or health and safety violations.  The complaining/reporting can be internal (within the company) or to the authorities (government agency like DFEH, EEOC, EDD, SEC, police…) Under California law such retaliation by employers is illegal.

If you or someone you know has been fired or mistreated because they had to tell the truth, please contact us for a free confidential consultation.

Representing employees who’ve suffered adverse personnel actions for reporting their employers

Fair Employment and Housing violations, such as sexual harassment, discrimination and other employment law violations. These can be internal complaints to employers or external complaints to the EEOC or DFEH.

Or it can be claims of any illegal conduct including those involving wage and hour and:

  • Violations of health and safety regulations (i.e. OSHA)
  • Fraud or deceptive business practices
  • Falsification of financial documents
  • Violations of obligations to shareholders or business partners (SEC)
  • Tax fraud
  • EDD Unemployment fraud

Other types of retaliation employees suffer other than termination:

  • Demotion
  • Hours cut
  • Pay cut

Retailiation cases we handle:

  • fired for complaining of sexual harassment
  • fired for making health complaint to OSHA
  • demoted and hours cut for complaining of sexual harassment
  • fired for complaining of prevailing wage fraud
  • fired for seeking Family and Medical Leave
  • fired for filing claim with the Labor Commissioner
  • fired for complaining about overtime and other wage and hour violations
  • fired for complaining about workplace discrimination
  • fired for making an SEC complaint
  • fired for refusing to make false claims to the EDD Unemployment Department

Cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, meaning we only get paid after you do. Consultations/communications can be virtual if preferred.

Emanuel is one of the best lawyers that I have ever met. Emanuel and his team worked so hard and had a rebuttal for everything that the defense attorney had. Emanuel and his team did such a wonderful job that the defendant fired their attorney and went straight to settlement and made me whole again.

Case Focus: JD

JD - Whistleblower - Shirazi Law Firm

JD was terminated in retaliation for refusing to engage in his employer’s illegal and fraudulent conduct and complaining about the illegal acts.

JD realized his employer was defrauding its customers, shareholders, the government, and the general public on a whole host of issues.  He did not want to take part in this and complained to the company and the government about the fraud.

The misrepresentations were widespread and included lying to the government, lying on financial statements, and lying about safety violations, etc…

JD’s employer terminated him for his complaints of illegal conduct.  The employer’s action was in violation of California’s whistleblower laws, including California Labor Code section 1102.5.  

JD hired us and we got him justice.

If you have been retaliated against for whistleblowing at work, our firm may be able to get you justice too. Give us a call at 310-400-5891 for your free intake.

“I cannot recommend Mr. Shirazi enough! I was wrongfully terminated from my long term job. I didn’t know where to turn and found Mr. Shirazi. He took the time to talk to me for an hour explaining what legal rights I had. Upon hiring Mr. shirazi he kept me up to date on every step and was honest and upfront with me. He worked miracles and got me a great settlement. Mr Shirazi handles only employment cases and his expertise was invaluable to my case. if you find yourself in need of an employment attorney, Mr. Shirazi is the one to call.”

EMANUEL SHIRAZI

Founder Emanuel Shirazi is an employment lawyer in Los Angeles representing employees who have been legally wronged by their employers. In addition to representing employees, Mr. Shirazi used to defend employers while he worked at the largest employment law firms in the country. Thus, Mr. Shirazi knows the tricks of the trade of the other side and will use that to your advantage in your case. Mr. Shirazi’s experience helps him anticipate your employer’s defense and prepare accordingly.