Workplace Safety and Health

This section will give you general guidelines for how to best prepare yourself for court.

Ask questions and get answers, in real time, right here on the Internet, from live law librarians throughout California.

If you cannot afford the filing fee or other court costs, you may qualify to have these fees and costs waived by the court.

Whatever the reason, you have the right to represent yourself, to be your own lawyer in all cases in California.

The Constitution; Executive and Administrative Laws; County, Appellate, Supreme Court, and Federal Districts; State Legislation; and Legal Guides.

ADR is usually less formal, less expensive, and less time-consuming than a trial.

The general rule in California is that employees are considered to employed "at will," meaning that they may be fired at any time by their employers, for any reason or for no reason at all. However, there are important exceptions to the "at will" rule.

How you should be classified and your rights.

When there are fights between employees and supervisors or between two employees.

What are my rights on the job? Is it ok to do any kind of farm work? Are there other things I can"t do? What if I need help?

Find the contact information for the office near you.

Locate the office by looking at the list of offices or using the alphabetical listing of cities, locations, and communities. Staff are available in person and by telephone.

Your employer is required to take steps to ensure your safety and health, and to provide you with enough training and protection to do your job safely.

If your employer uses extreme and outrageous conduct.

What are your rights as a worker? What Is the Underground Economy? Report a bad employer.

A union owes a duty of fair representation to all of the workers it represents. This duty requires that the union act fairly, impartially, and without ill will or discrimination when pursuing a worker"s grievance or when negotiating a new contract with the employer.

To report an emergency, fatality, or imminent life threatening situation please contact our toll free number immediately: (800) 321-OSHA (6742)

What are your rights on the job?