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workplace retaliation law, would this involve, workman comp,

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Cal. Labor Code Section 132a provides up to a $10,000 increase in benefits against an employer who discriminates or retaliates against an employee who exercises any rights under the state workers' compensation code.

If an employee believes that he/she is being retaliated against, he/she can file a petition for increased compensation benefits with the Workers Compensation Board (WCB).

If the WCB believes that the retaliation/discrimination was willful and malicious, the DLSE can be asked to investigate and ultimately, the employer may be criminally prosecuted.

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