December 23, 2019

Labor Code whistleblower provision authorizes punitive damages (Mathews v. Happy Valley Conference Center)

This published opinion from the Sixth Appellate District holds that Labor Code section 1102.5, which prohibits retaliation against whistleblowers, impliedly authorizes punitive damages as a remedy.

Disclosure: Horvitz & Levy represents the defendant in this action.  Litigation is ongoing, so we will not comment on the court's analysis.