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Ely, Counselor at Law
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I whistle blew on my manager. She is now singling me out in

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I whistle blew on my manager. She is now singling me out in department. I go to lunch with team members in my department daily. Manager has given me written write up for returning late from lunch, but not staff who i leave and return from lunch with.Reprimand and writing me up for incidents that has never been policy or procedural. Writing false statements and documents. Gave me a written notice of intent to terminate after she was notified I wrote letter to CEO asking for help. These write ups all started after whistle blower incident.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  Ely replied 1 year ago.

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I am sorry to hear about this situation. Under California Labor Code Section 1102.5 et seq, a whistle-blower employee cannot be singled out for retaliation. If one feels that the write ups and other such actions is retaliation, then one has protection rights under the law. See HERE.

If the retaliation is real, then one may have a lawsuit. An employee may file a lawsuit in an appropriate court. The lawsuit must be filed within 2 years of the retaliatory action. It is a good idea to document all such retaliatory actions, and, get witnesses that may be able to testify in one's case.

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