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In California, employees are afforded extensive protections under Labor Code Section 98.6. This necessary provision shields individuals who take action to assert their rights in the workplace, whether it involves filing a claim with the Labor Commissioner, initiating legal proceedings related to labor rights, or speaking out about unpaid wages. 

Understanding how full protection under Section 98.6 often requires the assistance of legal experts. With this in mind, a skilled attorney from Feher Law can provide invaluable guidance and representation, helping individuals understand their rights and pursue appropriate action when those rights are violated.

From initiating legal proceedings to advocating for fair treatment in the workplace, we are a powerful ally for California workers subjected to unlawful retaliation. 

What Sets Feher Law Apart

When you opt for Feher Law Firm, you’re not simply selecting legal counsel – you’re enlisting a collaborator committed to all things employment law.

Our tailored and concentrated approach guarantees that our tactics are specifically designed to address your situation’s unique hurdles and requirements:

  • Thoughtful Strategies: We acknowledge the emotional upheaval often accompanying employment legal affairs, particularly in matters involving wrongful termination, discrimination, and retaliation. Our empathetic approaches strive to assist you during vulnerable periods.
  • Proficiency in Litigation and Trials: Our expertise spans every stage of the legal journey, from initiating claims to managing intricate litigation phases and, if necessary, representing you in court. With a profound comprehension of procedural intricacies and strategic prowess, we are steadfastly dedicated to passionately advocating for your cause.
  • No Initial Costs: We operate on a contingency basis, meaning you won’t face upfront expenses. Charges are only applicable upon the successful resolution of your case, ensuring that we share in the goal of achieving favorable outcomes without imposing financial strain.



Meet Your Retaliation Attorney Team

Born from the collective vision of Tom and Erica Feher, Feher Law embodies a fusion of client-centered values and legal expertise.

Our origins are in Los Angeles, but our reach extends throughout California, where we stand as staunch advocates for those affected by negligence. At the core of our advocacy lies a deeply human ethos. 

We believe every individual deserves justice, delivered with compassion and unwavering professionalism. What most us so driven is that the rest of our team below share the same values: 

Our Clients' Voices

Read through our collection of client testimonials to gain insight into the quality of service and dedication we bring to each case. 

Dominique DeLellesDominique DeLelles ★★★★★ Thank you Feher Law for taking over my case and providing stellar service throughout a horrible process of waiting. Tom and his team made it easy to be at ease with professional, honest, and timely open communication skills. Their dedication to providing the client with the best possible outcome deserved is obvious! You can’t go wrong with this firm.Armando RodriguezArmando Rodriguez ★★★★★ I cannot express how grateful I am to the incredible team at Feher Law for their outstanding work on my case. They not only represent me with the utmost professionalism but also secured a top-dollar settlement that exceeded my expectations.A special thanks to Gizi, whose guidance throughout the process was invaluable. Gizi’s dedication, knowledge, and unwavering support made a significant difference, helping me navigate with confidence and ease. Gizi was there every step of the way, ensuring I was informed.The entire team at Feher Law demonstrated exceptional skill and commitment, and I wholeheartedly recommend their services to anyone in need of expert legal representation. Thank you Feher Law for turning a challenging situation into a positive outcome.Miguel Alvarado-MartinezMiguel Alvarado-Martinez ★★★★★ ✅Staff is Professional.✅Knows client needs.✅Detailed✅Proven Client Satisfaction record. ✅Patient & understanding (care assessment).✅Will perform extraordinary task for client.JOHN “NAVYMAN96” SOTOJOHN “NAVYMAN96” SOTO ★★★★★ Feher law firm, they are Knowledgeable Professional experts. I would highly recommend inquiring about them to represent you if you have attained a personal injury through no fault of your own. A+ law firm highly recommendJimmy TurciosJimmy Turcios ★★★★★ Thanks you Law firm is Helpful. One of Gizi Bilingual workers helped me very Good. They keep the Questions understandable and Very Simple to Reply. Your office Law firm is a 10 Rating.Ronald StayerRonald Stayer ★★★★★ I want to tell you these people jump through hoops too take care of you !! They call you and or text you every step of the way making sure you receive the best care and check on you too ensure your doing well they strive to be the best at what they do to protect you !!! They are there for you 24/7 I want to thank everyone at the office of Feher law firmRon sAria FadakarAria Fadakar ★★★★★ Tom Feher and his team are excellent litigators and trial attorneys. I’ve had the privilege of working with them side by side on multiple cases. As a result of that, I have seen the inner workings of how they plan, prepare, and execute. Above being attorneys, they know how to blend law and business while also staying personable and authentic to their clients and audience. Being personable is what gets your clients to trust you and a jury to like you. Since Tom and his team know how to be personable while practicing the rigid elements of law, they are able to get strong verdicts and settlements on behalf of their clients. Also, you can’t fake authenticity. A jury can read an inauthentic person from a mile away. That’s why Tom and his team can deliver. Strong legal minds, personable, and authentic.Madelin MachadoMadelin Machado ★★★★★ Their office diligently assisted in a stressful situation by handling the case from beginning to end. Made a bad situation better as I focused on myself instead, highly recommend their firm.luis miguel orozcoluis miguel orozco ★★★★★ I spoke to Gizy and she provided attentive, and expeditious service, thanks to the information I received from her ,I did resolved my legal issue I had, I would definitely ask for legal advice from them, sincerely thank you.Sophie E.Sophie E. ★★★★★ This is the A team you want in your corner.Raul AguilarRaul Aguilar ★★★★★ Excellent service, on time, friendly, respectful 100% recommended thank you for your serviceJ VJ V ★★★★★ The people there are nice and they are motivated.sandra castillosandra castillo ★★★★★ This firm is so special to our hearts. They kept us updated on our case and were so supportive to our situation. We recommend this firm. We really appreciate all the hard work they did for us!!!Moi LozanoMoi Lozano ★★★★★ Searching for legal help on the web, and to communicate back and forth while on the go is very convenient for anyone.Natalia LacerdaNatalia Lacerda ★★★★★ I want to express my gratitude for the amazing support from Feher Law. The professionalism, attention, and care are outstanding. At every step and in every detail, you can always count on them. Their team is incredible and helps you understand all your questions and concerns. I highly recommend them, best law firm in Los Angeles. Thank you Feher Law.OscarOscar ★★★★★ First I would like to thank Frank and his team for the outstanding service. Communication was on point. Frank always kept me updated throughout the case. I was in a car accident and I chose Feher Law to represent me, I highly recommend them to anybody that needs to be represented. Don’t think twice about it ! Thank you Frank and thank you Feher law !Eric GarciaEric Garcia ★★★★★ After getting rear ended in a really bad Car Accident, I was Referred to Feher Law. Tom, and his team have payed full attention to the details of my case. They have represented me throughout the process of my injury, recovery, and total compensation. They update me on all my appointments, checking in on me to see how I’m feeling, and consistently showing there support, and professionalism. There top notch representation always has my best interest in mind. There great efforts, and service gives me piece of mind.I will refer This Law Firm to all my family, and friends.Eli WillEli Will ★★★★★ They are very professional n make you feel happy with your decision of choosing themMiguel BeltranMiguel Beltran ★★★★★ Thank you for your service, it was a pleasure talking to Gizi. It was very informative about car accidents and the guidance of helping my dad with his employment issue.GMGM ★★★★★ Great place to go to if you're ever in an accident or need assistance in anything. Very professional and are straightforward team. Since the first call with this firm, it was welcoming and easy! I recommend to anyone. Thank you Feher Law Firm!Christopher OrozcoChristopher Orozco ★★★★★ Coolest and straightforward team as well as lawyer. They are less intimidating than the corporate one. To anyone who is shy or scared, I highly recommend contacting them. Just talking of whatever situation you are in, they listen and even guide you in your thoughts. The whole team treats you as a person and not as a robot.Christina HeiligChristina Heilig ★★★★★ It has been a pleasure working with the team at Feher Law. The process has been simple, and I’ve been updated along the way. I appreciate how they’ve taken the complicated parts out of this process and helped me understand what to do during at each step.Amanda GribbleAmanda Gribble ★★★★★ There really are no words to express my thanks and gratitude for not only this firm, but for my case manager Frank Murillo. He has gone above and beyond from our very first interaction all the way until my case was settled. Very personable and professional.Amanda LopezAmanda Lopez ★★★★★ I had an amazing experience with Feher law! The customer service was outstanding, and was exactly what I was looking for. I was so pleased with the service I received from FRANK, he went above and beyond to get me what I deserved. I would definitely recommend them for any auto accident lawyer!!!!Rudy ToledoRudy Toledo ★★★★★ Frank and his team are awesome! I was in a car accident and he helped me greatly! They are point on and professional. I give them 5 stars for a great job! If I need assistance in the future , it will be Frank I will turn to.Horacio MartellHoracio Martell ★★★★★ It’s been a great experience with the help and business of Feher law. They’ve been professional, prompt and patient, and worked hard for me and my sister highly recommend.Erika S.Erika S. ★★★★★ They were efficient and helpful. Thank you!melvin rossmelvin ross ★★★★★ As a result of being rear ended in a car accident, Thomas Feher, Esq.and Mansour Soltanmoradi Esq.of Feher Law, APC, led a team of attorneys to pursue compensation for my injuries. Feher Law’s initial overview of my case not only helped me to better understand its strengths and complexity but provided assurance that my choice was an excellent one for a successful outcome. In addition, it allowed me the opportunity to focus on medical injuries, surgery and personal matters. I was especially pleased with Mansour Soltanmoradi’s regular communication regarding mediation, court preparation updates and personal inquiries regarding my recuperation and well being. The professionalism of Mansour Soltanmoradi’s team, attention to detail and personal concern for me as a client was exceptional. By the way, compensation met expectations and I recommend Feher Law, APC, without reservation …MelChamont CortesChamont Cortes ★★★★★ This Law group was very professional and always kept me updated with legal processes. Sure cases take time but the end result was excellent and they fought for my rights.Erin PriestErin Priest ★★★★★ There was a little pick of a hiccup at the beginning but otherwise they did great. They got me the highest settlement possible. They also helped me out dealing when I had to deal with a horrible doctors office. They were behind me 100%. I would definitely recommend them.Daniel HurtadoDaniel Hurtado ★★★★★ Great service and great representation. I tell you what’s going to happen. I don’t need you wan very great service. I’d recommend this to anyone.Sam NDSam ND ★★★★★ I'm an attorney. I'm writing this review based on my personal experience with Tom and Feher Law. I had the privilege to watch Tom take the lead on many large cases against large corporations and insurance companies.Tom was able to secure so many multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts, that it is hard to list them all. I was impressed by his skills, composure, compassion, and work ethics. He is responsive, prideful, and beyond skillful.I'm confident that Tom at Feher Law is the perfect attorney to handle all your personal injury cases including car and trucking crashes in Los Angeles and all of California. He has my highest recommendation.Stephanie CowieStephanie Cowie ★★★★★ This is a public note of thanks to the Feher Law group. I was having a very negative experience with another law group and switcher firms based on recommendations from several other professionals. Tom Feher has been honest, supportive, and ethical. The results of my case are far better than expected. This firm is professional, knowledgeable, and caring. Believe me when I say that the attorneys are strong advocates for their clients. Thank you!Bonnie CaseyBonnie Casey ★★★★★ The most amazing lawyers and staff! They agreed I had a legitimate case and completely handled every aspect. From initially obtaining video of the incident, statements from those involved, all the way to mediation. The settlement we received was very fair! 5 stars isn’t enough! I highly recommend!Eddie RobinsonEddie Robinson ★★★★★ After getting lied too by another law firm Frank at Feher Law stepped in and took care of my dad and I. We were injured in a road rage accident and his truck was damaged. Frank immediately made the insurance company accept there responsibility and a check was mailed. My medical was paid my dads truck got fixed and we both ended up with cash for our troubles. I'm glad my dad called Feher Law .Cara McReynoldsCara McReynolds ★★★★★ I can not thank Feher Law enough for the hard work and dedication into making a very difficult situation easier to get through. I am also very thankful for the time and understanding each one has put into our case. I would not hesitate to hire them again. 10/10Cassie RCassie R ★★★★★ Very attentive and compassionate team that paid attention to details which produced pleasant results. Very grateful and thankful.Matt MunozMatt Munoz ★★★★★ Toms a Great Guy and will fight to make sure you get the compensation you deserve!Kathy MotleyKathy Motley ★★★★★ Tom Feher Law was very professional & knowledgeable. I’ve never had to do something like this & they were there for me, supportive, knowledgeable, & most of all patient with my situation. They helped guide me through what was needed & were there with answers to my questions. I would highly recommend them, for not just their professionalism, but explaining everything so that I could understand the legalities of the lawsuit!MahdiMahdi ★★★★★ I was directed to Feher Law office by my attorney who took care of me until my surgery was done. I was almost sure that this office must have been qualified but I couldn't confirm it up to the time it is finished.Now, I am so delighted to say thank you to Mr. Feher and every single member of his great team members, for their qualified professional efforts, apart from the abundant financial compensation they sorted out for me.I wish you the best in helping people who need you desperately and hopelessly in their harsh days of life.Megan BravermanMegan Braverman ★★★★★ I’ve known Feher Law since its inception, and would highly recommend anyone that has been injured or has a potential personal injury lawsuit to turn to Feher Law for help. Tom Feher not only has ample experience, but truly cares about his clients. His compassion goes beyond what many lawyers possess. He is also known for getting high dollar verdicts and settlements for his clients. I will also add that their staff is friendly, responsive and very helpful.Lawrence FriedlLawrence Friedl ★★★★★ Truly an amazing experience. I had the privilege of being represented by Tom, Shant and everyone else there at the firm. From the first phone call I felt so taken care of, everyone frequently kept in contact with me to keep me up to date and make sure I was well. I’ve got way too much good stuff to say about you guys. I received way more than I would have dreamed that I’d get from my tbi accident. Thank you, sincerely.js_loader

California's Legal Retaliation Laws 

In the state of California, stringent laws safeguard employees from retaliatory measures instigated by their employers in response to protected actions.

These actions include but are not limited to:

  • Reporting discrimination or harassment
  • Participating in investigations
  • Lodging complaints
  • Taking medical or family leave
  • Blowing the whistle on wrongdoing

These protective measures are enforced through state statutes such as the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and various federal laws and regulations, such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA).

For an employee to substantiate a retaliation claim, they must illustrate the following:

  1. Engagement in a protected activity
  2. Endurance of adverse employment repercussions
  3. A demonstrable causal link between the two occurrences

Employers are expressly forbidden from retaliating against an employee exercising their rights under these statutes, and those found engaging in retaliatory or adverse actions may face legal repercussions. 

What Constitutes Illegal Retaliation at Work?

Illegal retaliation in the workplace manifests through various actions. These are the most common but are by no means the complete list:

  • Being terminated or demoted
  • Issuance of unjustified negative performance evaluations
  • Imposing unreasonably heavy workloads
  • Denying opportunities for advancement or salary increases
  • Withholding access to training programs
  • Disseminating false information concerning the employee
  • Subjecting the employee to physical or verbal harassment


Retaliation Actions That Are Protected 


In the Golden State, anti-retaliation statutes stand as robust guardians of employees’ rights and workplace safety. These laws meticulously outline protected activities, ensuring that workers can advocate for fair treatment without fear of reprisal.

Here’s a detailed breakdown of these safeguarded actions:

  1. Reporting Discrimination, Harassment, or Unsafe Conditions: Employees have the right to report instances of hazardous working conditions, harassment, or discrimination to their employers or relevant authorities. This protection extends to both verbal and written complaints.
  2. Whistleblowing: Anti-retaliation laws shield employees who report illegal or unethical behavior within their organization. Whether it involves financial fraud, safety violations, or other misconduct – whistleblowers are protected from retaliation under California law.
  3. Participating in Investigations: California law explicitly shields employees who participate in internal or external investigations into workplace misconduct. This includes cooperating with HR inquiries or external investigations conducted by regulatory bodies.
  4. Filing Workers’ Compensation Claims: Workers’ compensation laws provide essential benefits to employees who sustain work-related injuries or illnesses. California’s anti-retaliation laws ensure that employees can file claims for compensation without facing acts of retaliation.
  5. Filing Complaints: Employees are empowered to file formal complaints with regulatory agencies concerning violations of workplace laws or regulations. This includes complaints lodged with agencies like the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) or the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA).
  6. Engaging in Union Activities: California law safeguards employees’ rights to engage in union-related activities, including organizing, joining, or supporting a labor union. Retaliating against employees for exercising these rights is strictly prohibited.
  7. Exercising Medical or Family Leave Rights: Protected by law, employees are entitled to take medical or family leave for personal or family health needs. Anti-retaliation laws ensure that employees can utilize these benefits without facing adverse consequences from their employers.

Obligations of Employers For Workplace Retaliation

Under legal mandates, employers are required to proactively prevent and address any instances of retaliation in the workplace. This duty involves establishing clear and enforceable policies that explicitly prohibit retaliation and ensure that employees engaged in a protected activity are shielded from these measures.

Additionally, employers are required to promptly investigate any claims of retaliation and implement appropriate disciplinary actions upon substantiation of such claims.

It is equally imperative for employers to educate both staff and management on anti-retaliation laws and company policies, fostering a culture of compliance, safety, mutual respect, and open communication.

By fulfilling these responsibilities, employers not only protect the rights of their employees but also contribute to the cultivation of a workplace environment characterized by transparency, fairness, and immunity against unwarranted reprisals.

How to Build a Retaliation Case

When it comes to building a retaliation case, meticulous planning and a firm grasp of your legal entitlements are paramount. If you find yourself in the unfortunate position of experiencing workplace retaliation, it’s essential to proactively construct a robust case to safeguard your rights.

Here are some invaluable pointers:

  • Seek Legal Counsel: With our specialized California employment lawyers, we offer invaluable guidance. Our legal team can evaluate the feasibility of your case, provide essential advice, and skillfully navigate you through the intricacies of the legal process.
  • Familiarize Yourself with Your Rights: Educate yourself on the actions that qualify as retaliation and assert your entitlements by promptly reporting any retaliatory conduct to HR, management, or relevant regulatory bodies.
  • Thorough Documentation: Maintain meticulous records of any instances of retaliation you encounter or observe. Record precise dates, times, involved parties, and detailed descriptions of the wrongful acts. Preserve pertinent correspondence like emails, memos, performance assessments, or any other documentation that bolsters your case.
  • Gather Supporting Evidence: Accumulate supplementary evidence to enhance the strength of your retaliation claim. This may include witness testimonies, pertinent company policies or protocols, and documentation of your protected activities. Such evidence serves to substantiate your allegations and fortify your case.

By undertaking these proactive measures, you can construct a formidable retaliation case and ensure the protection of your workplace rights.

Remember, you need not confront this ordeal alone – lean on the support of our seasoned workplace retaliation attorneys, who are dedicated to advocating for you every step of the way. Contact us to find out more

The Deadline to File a Retaliation Claim With Legal Assistance

It’s important to act quickly if you want to file a retaliation claim. The state requires that any complaint about harassment, discrimination, or retaliation be sent to the DFEH within three years of the termination.

This strict deadline emphasizes the need to document your experiences promptly and seek legal advice early. This ensures that your rights are fully protected under the law.

How Will I Pay for My Employment Law Attorney’s Services? 

Feher Law understands that pursuing legal action can be daunting, especially when financial concerns arise. That’s why we offer a contingency fee basis for our employment law services.

With this arrangement, you won’t be required to pay any upfront costs or out-of-pocket expenses. Instead, our fees are contingent upon the successful resolution of your case.

Here’s how it works: if we secure compensation for you through a settlement or court verdict, our fees will be calculated as a percentage of the amount recovered. This fee structure ensures that our goals are aligned with yours – we only collect payment if we achieve a favorable outcome on your behalf.

This approach not only provides you with access to experienced legal representation without the financial burden but also demonstrates our unwavering commitment to fighting for the justice and settlement you deserve.

Other Locations Our Experienced Retaliation Lawyers Serve

Our retaliation legal team is ready to extend its unwavering support and seasoned counsel to employees throughout California.

With a commitment to upholding justice and defending your rights, we’re proud to serve not only our immediate community but also reach out to a multitude of locations, ensuring that no one faces workplace injustice alone.

Although we serve the entirety of Cali, these are the major cities we operate in:

  • Anaheim
  • Bakersfield
  • Chula Vista
  • Fresno
  • Oakland
  • Riverside
  • Sacramento
  • Santa Ana
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • San Jose
  • Stockton

Are You a Victim of Retaliation? Get Help Now Against Unlawful Retaliation

If you believe you’re a victim of retaliation in California, take action to protect your rights and seek justice. Retaliation can have serious consequences for your career and well-being, but you don’t have to face it alone.

Feher Law Firm is here to help you navigate the complexities of retaliation law and fight for the fair treatment you deserve.

Our experienced team of attorneys understands the nuances of retaliation cases and is dedicated to advocating for clients who have been unlawfully retaliated against.

We’ll work tirelessly to gather evidence, build a strong case, and pursue the best possible outcome on your behalf.

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation to prove retaliation as an employee in California. 

Other Employment Law Areas We Cover

Our California retaliation attorneys also cover these aspects of law:


Our team is standing by and ready to assist you. Consultations are completely free and confidential. We will help you determine if you have a case.

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Consult with an experienced retaliation attorney to assess your case. You may file a claim with agencies like DFEH or EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) or pursue civil litigation. Remedies include reinstatement, lost wages, compensatory damages, punitive damages, and attorney's fees. Act promptly to protect your rights and pursue available legal remedies.

Consider seeking advice from a trusted colleague, HR representative, or legal professional. They can help you evaluate the situation objectively and determine whether your concerns are justified. Additionally, document any incidents or behaviors that raise suspicions and keep track of relevant communications or interactions.

Yes, California law provides specific protections for whistleblowers who report illegal or unethical conduct in the workplace. Employers are prohibited from retaliating against employees who engage in whistleblowing activities, and whistleblowers may be entitled to additional remedies under the law. If you believe you've faced retaliation for whistleblowing, it's essential to seek legal advice promptly to protect your rights.

Employers should establish clear policies prohibiting retaliation and provide training to employees and managers on recognizing and addressing retaliation. Employees can also protect themselves by documenting incidents of retaliation, reporting concerns to HR or management, and seeking legal advice if necessary.

Creating a culture of transparency and accountability can help deter retaliation and promote a safe and respectful work environment.

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