12 Feb You have rights as an employee in California
As an employee, you have many rights that protect you against discrimination, wrongful terminations and other acts that disregard your human right to respect. Employment laws cover many people including those who are currently employees of a company, those who apply to work at a company and those who no longer work for the company.
There are many issues in employment law that could come up in your workplace. Some of your basic employee rights include the right to be paid fairly for your time in accordance to the state minimum wage laws, to be free from retaliation if you decide to file a claim against your employer and the right to be free from discrimination due to your gender, sex, religion, skin color, disability or other factors.
You have the right to work in a workplace free of harassment, including sexual harassment and harassment of other types. Another important right you have is to be able to work in an environment that is free of dangerous conditions like safety hazards or dangerous chemicals that are not handled properly.
If you think you’re being mistreated at work, you’re protected if you want to speak out. Making a complaint, speaking to your attorney or otherwise letting your superiors know about harassment or other issues is your right. Our website has more information about what you can do if you feel your rights are being violated on the job. You deserve to know what steps you can take to make this situation right, so you can feel like you’ve been treated fairly.