The Law at Work: Not every workplace complaint is legally protected whistleblowing

Earlier this month, the California Court of Appeal confirmed in a non-precedential decision that not all terminations that result from workplace complaints amount to unlawful retaliation for legally protected whistleblowing. There is a distinction between a complaint about assertedly unlawful employer conduct and a complaint about conduct that does not even arguably violate the law. In his The Law at Work column in the San Diego Union-Tribune, Shareholder Dan Eaton examines the dismissed case between genetic counselor Jessica Aram and her former employer LabCorp where the court confirmed that it is not unlawful to fire an at-will employee for complaining about conduct that cannot reasonably be said to be prohibited by law.

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July 2nd, 2018  |  Categories: Employment Law
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