The Law at Work: Must a whistleblower identify law he complains was broken?

When a ref blows the whistle on the court or playing field, he first identifies the rule he believes was violated. Must a workplace whistleblower, in blowing the whistle to his superiors, similarly have identified the rule he believes was broken to be able to assert a claim in court that he was fired because of his disclosures? The San Diego division of the California Court of Appeal recently addressed this question in reversing summary dismissal of a case brought by former Riverside County deputy district attorney Christopher Ross. In his The Law at Work column in the San Diego Union-Tribune, Shareholder Dan Eaton examines this appeal to further explain the court’s ruling and how it affects how California employers should treat workplace complaints.

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July 15, 2019  |  Categories: Articles & Publications, Employment Law
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