COURT RULES THAT EMPLOYER’S MISTAKEN BELIEF OF EMPLOYEE REPORT TO GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY STILL PROVIDES WHISTLE-BLOWER PROTECTIONS

On November 21, 2014, in the case of Diego v. Pilgrim United Church of Christ, a California Appellate Court ruled that an employee is entitled to whistle-blower protections, even if the employer falsely suspected that the employee disclosed a violation of law to a governmental agency. The court ruled that the employer may not retaliate against the employee even if the employee did not, in fact, report such a violation.

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