Family members of the accused - retaliation

My question is simply this:

What protections does a Whistleblower have against the accused's family members? The father of an accused wrongdoer is taking revenge for exposing his son's malicious behavior. The son is still employed with the County but the County says the father is not an agent of the County. How do I keep the father from retaliating? Isn't there association? Or assumed instigation of the son?

1 answer  |  asked Jan 23, 2016 11:27 PM [EST]  |  applies to California

Answers (1)

Marilynn Mika Spencer
An employer does not have responsibility for the family of one of its employees. Any recourse you have would be through civil court (civil harassment, assault, defamation -- whatever claim fits the actions of the father) or to file a criminal complaint, if that is appropriate.

posted by Marilynn Mika Spencer  |  Jan 24, 2016 11:47 AM [EST]

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