California Free Printable Whistleblower Law Posters California Whistleblower Protections Required

The Whistleblower Protections is a whistleblower law poster by the California Department Of Industrial Relations. This is a mandatory posting for all employers in California, and businesses who fail to comply may be subject to fines or sanctions.

This poster must be posted in a conspicuous place where all employees will see it. This poster describes what a whistleblower is, how whistleblowers are protected and how to report improper acts of corporations and limited liability companies.


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The Division of Labor Standards Enforcement believes that the sample posting below meets the requirements of Labor 
Code Section 1102.8(a).  This document must be printed to 8.5 x 14 inch paper with margins no larger than one-half inch 
in order to conform t o the statutory requirement that the lettering be larger than size 14 point type. 
  
WHISTLEBLOWERS ARE PROTECTED 
 
It is the public policy of the State of California to encourage employees to notify an appropriate 
government or law enforcement agency , person with authority over the employee, or another 
employee with authority to investigate, discover, or correct the violation or noncompliance, and to 
provide information to and testify before a public body conducting an investigation, hearing or inquir y,  
when they have reason to believe their employer is violating a state or federal statute, or violating or 
not complying with a local,  state or federal rule or regulation.  
 
Who is protected? 
Pursuant to California Labor Code Section 1102.5, employees are the protected class of individuals.  
“Employee” means any person employed by an employer, private or public, including, but not limited 
to, individuals employed by the state or any subdivision thereof, any county, city, city and county, 
including any charter city or county, and any school district, community college district, municipal or 
public corporation, political subdivision, or the University of California. [
California Labor Code Section 
1106]  
 
What is a whistleblower? 
A “whistleblower” is an employee who discloses information to a government or law enforcement  
agency , person with authority over the employee, or to another employee with authority to investigate, 
discover, or correct the violation or noncompliance, or who provides information to or testifies before a 
public body conducting an investigation, hearing or i nquiry,   where the employee has reasonable 
cause to believe that the information discloses:  
 
1.  A violation of a state or federal statute,  
2.   A violation or noncompliance with a local,  state or federal rule or regulation, or 
3.   With reference to employee safety or health, unsafe working conditions or work practices in the 
employee’s employment or place of employment.  
 
A whistleblower can also be an employee who refuses to participate in an activity that would result in a 
violation of a state or federal statute, or a violation of or noncompliance with a local, state or federal 
rule or regulation.  
 
What protections are afforded to whistleblowers? 
1.  An employer may not make, adopt, or enforce any rule, regulation, or policy preventing an 
employee from being  a whistleblower. 
2.   An employer may not retaliate against an employee who is a whistleblower.  
3.   An employer may not retaliate against an employee for refusing to participate in an activity that 
would result in a violation of a state or federal statute, or a vi olation or noncompliance with a 
state or federal rule or regulation.  
4.   An employer may not retaliate against an employee for having exercised his or her rights as a 
whistleblower in any former employment.  
 
Under California Labor Code Section 1102.5, if an employer retaliates against a whistleblower, the 
employer may be required to reinstate the employee’s employment and work benefits, pay lost wages, 
and take other steps necessary to comply with the law.  
 
How to report improper acts 
If you have information regarding possible violations of state or federal statutes, rules, or regulations, 
or violations of fiduciary responsibility by a corporation or limited liab ility company to its shareholders, 
investors, or employees, call the  California State Attorney General’s Whistleblower Hotline at 
1 -800-952-5225 .  The Attorney General will refer your call to the appropriate government authority for 
review and possible inv estigation.
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Other California Labor Law Posters 5 PDFS

There are an additional 29 optional and mandatory California labor law posters that may be relevant to your business. Be sure to also print all relevant state labor law posters, as well as all mandatory federal labor law posters.

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Mandatory Whistleblower Protections Whistleblower Law
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Mandatory Emergency Phone Numbers Miscellaneous Law
Mandatory Payday Notice Miscellaneous Law

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