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Whistleblower Alleges That Corrections Officer Used Instagram Page To Harass Coworkers

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

Most of the time, the First Amendment protects people’s right to post offensive content online.  In fact, by now, Internet users are used to the fact that some corners of the Internet are almost the exclusive province of people who post racist, hateful, or just plain tasteless comments in enormous quantities, sometimes in pursuit… Read More »

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A Decision By The California Supreme Court Just Made It Easier For Employees To Win Whistleblower Lawsuits

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

Federal and state employment laws prohibit employer retaliation.  This means that your employer cannot fire you, demote you, or otherwise take adverse action against you to punish you for engaging in a protected activity.  Some examples of protected activities include requesting a family or medical leave pursuant to the federal Family and Medical Leave… Read More »

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Can My Employer Retaliate Against Me for Reporting a California Labor Law Code Violation?

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

Under California’s whistleblower protection laws, employees have a right to report labor law code violations and make wage and hour claims without facing retaliation. Despite the protections, however, many employers retaliate against employees who report labor law violations in the workplace or cooperate in investigations conducted by government or law enforcement agencies. If you… Read More »

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How to Prove Unlawful Retaliation in California

By Obagi Law Group, P.C. |

Workplace retaliation is prevalent not only in California, but across the nation. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commissions (EEOC), employees filed nearly 40,000 retaliation claims in 2019 — more than half of all types of charges filed with the agency last year. Under California law, it is illegal for an employer to punish… Read More »

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