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post »Cal. App. Court Finds in Favor of Whistleblower Who Never Complained of Unlawful Conduct by the Employer 10-30-15

November 05 2015, 5:43 pm

http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/cal-app-court-finds-in-favor-of-91533/

Bruce’s Summary: An employee’s personal item was stolen at work and she filed a Police Report. When the Police showed up several times at the work environment to question witnesses her employer fired her as they felt this was causing great tension and discomfort among the staff. The Plaintiff sued in California state court alleging retaliation and wrongful termination in violation of public policy and won. The appellate Court agreed – in California employers are exposed to potential liability when an employee makes any complaint to law enforcement, “regardless of whether the complaint relates to the employer’s conduct or not.” “None of the information contained herein should be construed as legal advice, nor are Calvin Associates consultants engaged to offer legal advice. If there is a need for legal advice, please contact and seek the advice of independent legal counsel.”