California Whistleblower Laws
|Code Section||Labor §1102.5 to 1105|
|Prohibited Employer Activity||Can not prevent or retaliate against employee for disclosing to government or law enforcement agency when employee has reasonable cause to believe there's a violation|
|Protection for Public or Private Employees?||Both|
|Opportunity for Employer to Correct?||-|
|Remedies||Can recover damages for injury suffered|
|Penalties||Misdemeanor: individual, up to 1 year in county jail and/or $1,000 fine; corporate, maximum $5,000 fine|
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