What if whistleblower discloses employer misconduct to someone already aware of it
California employers may not punish employees for disclosing information about conduct an employee reasonably believes is unlawful to, among others, another employee with the power to address the arguable misconduct. But is an employee’s job protected under California Labor Code section 1102.5, the employee whistleblower law, if the employee reports that suspected illegality to someone already aware of it? Lower California courts were split on that question.
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