At Rudy, Exelrod, Zieff & Lowe, LLP, we aggressively represent people who have been fired or otherwise retaliated against for reporting and protesting their employers' illegal activities. Many of our cases involve "whistleblower" retaliation. Termination for engaging in political activity outside the workplace, taking leave for military service, complaining about wage and hour violations or a range of other acts may be illegal as well.
Proven California Litigators Fighting Illegal Retaliation In The Workplace
Our San Francisco-based lawyers have litigated many types of employer retaliation claims, and our experience equips us well to investigate complex whistleblower cases and determine whether legal action is justified. We have won numerous jury trials in which employer retaliation was a key issue and obtained sizeable recoveries for many other clients through negotiation and in mediation.
Our attorneys' successes in employer retaliation cases include:
- A $2.78 million jury award to an executive who blew the whistle on corporate theft of trade secrets;
- A jury verdict of $1.6 million plus attorneys' fees, affirmed on appeal, for a manager who was fired after complaining about sexual harassment;
- $1 million in punitive damages awarded by the jury to an employee who was retaliated against for refusing to sign an illegal noncompete agreement; and
- Successful negotiation for a client fired for complaining about false financial reporting.
Defending The Rights Of Whistleblowers And Victims Of Wrongful Termination
We recognize the courage of individuals who stand up to their employers and defend public policy when their own and others' workplace rights are violated or they discover unlawful activity.
Numerous laws have been passed or amended in recent decades to protect and provide recourse for whistleblowers. We have in-depth understanding of specific protections contained in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) and other laws applicable to our clients' unique situations.
Contact Our Firm For A Case Evaluation Or Answers To Your Questions
We welcome inquiries from people who believe they were wrongfully terminated and current employees coping with potential retaliation. We also receive many referrals from other accomplished lawyers. To request a consultation focused on your specific concerns, please contact us at Rudy, Exelrod, Zieff & Lowe, LLP.