Sausalito Whistleblower Attorney

What is whistleblowing?

Whistleblowing occurs when an employee who opposes, complains about, reports, makes public, or threatens to make public the unlawful conduct of the employer, its managers, or employees and an employer retaliates against the employee for his opposition, complaints, reports or threats of unlawful conduct.

What are examples of unlawful conduct of employers?

  • Failure to pay overtime wages
  • Failure to provide rest and/or meal periods
  • Violation of immigration laws
  • Violation of consumer protection laws
  • Sexual harassment
  • Harassment or discrimination against persons who belong to a protected class
  • Misclassification as an independent contractor
  • Violations of health and safety regulations
  • Making false monetary claims against state or local governments
  • Misappropriation or embezzlement of government funds
  • Failure to pay sales taxes
  • Defrauding customers or suppliers
  • Misappropriation of proprietary information

What is retaliation?

Retaliation against whistle-blowers includes any adverse action by the employer that has a material effect on the terms, conditions or privileges of employment such as a termination, demotion, transfer to a job with significantly different responsibilities, failure to promote, a cut in pay or other significant change in benefits, or disciplinary action.

If you reported unlawful conduct at work and were retaliated against for doing so, you believe your employer has engaged in unlawful conduct but you are afraid to report for fear of retaliation or need assistance regarding how to handle an employees' complaints regarding unlawful conduct, contact the DeVito Law Group for guidance and assistance.


From its law office in Sausalito, California, The DeVito Law Group serves clients in Alameda, Oakland, San Francisco, San Mateo, San Jose, San Rafael, Walnut Creek, Berkley, Modesto, San Mateo County, Marin County, Contra Costa County, Santa Clara County, Sonoma County, Napa County, San Joaquin County, and Stanislaus County.