In California, the large majority of relationships between employees and employers are “at will.” Your employer can dismiss you without reason or motive. On the other hand, you can also resign without notice or obligation. Nevertheless, the law gives workers certain rights which we will discuss in this post. If you feel that your rights have been violated, contact an Employment Attorney right away.
What are the rights of workers in the state of California?
- You have the right to a 30-minute rest break for every 5 hours you work and a 10-minute paid rest break for every 4 hours you work.
- The minimum wage you should receive is $9.00 an hour.
- You should be paid overtime if you work over 8 hours a day or 40 hours a week.
- Your employer cannot report you or threaten to report you to authorities because of your migratory status.
- You cannot be dismissed or punished for reporting an illegal action or the violation of a law by your employer.
- Under the Family and Medical Leave Act you have the right to paid sick leave in order to address your health problems or those of your children or immediate family.
- You have the right to work in an environment that is free from harmful objects and toxic substances.
- The Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) prohibits discrimination and/or harassment toward any group based on age, color, race, ethnicity, religion, pregnancy, nation of origin, and sexual orientation and/or identity, among other things.
What should you do if your worker’s rights have been or are being violated?
You should not permit your rights to be violated. Note every incident or example of violations of your rights. Be as explicit and specific as possible. Although you can fight for your rights on your own, it is advisable that you contact a lawyer who specializes in this kind of litigation. There are many procedures and administrative laws that must be followed before you can make a claim against your employer in the courts of California. Meanwhile, you should compile evidence and facts to support your claim since these cases can be difficult to prove; the more evidence you have in your favor, the easier it will be to come to a legal agreement or win the case. Remember that your employer has a legal team and human resource personnel that specialize in employment law. It is fair and wise for you to have the same help, or to have an even better legal advisor to defend your cause and fight for you.
The Doctors and Lawyers at Grupo MedLegal
The doctors and accident lawyers at Grupo MedLegal have decades of experience in California cities like Los Angeles, where we’re available 24/7 to assist you. If you believe your rights as a worker or the rights of someone you know have been violated, call us at 1-800-838-3838 or fill out a request for a free consultation on our web page. Don’t allow your rights as a worker to be violated. The law offers you protection, and we guarantee you competent legal representation. We understand that you are putting your well-being and that of your family in our hands.
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