Labor Unions: Duty of Fair Representation

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.

Information for Fee Waiver

Ask for a Fee Waiver if you can't afford filing fees

Wrongful Termination

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.

12 Facts about Employment Law

In most circumstances, employers can terminate employees “at will,” meaning at any time for any reason. And they are not even required by law to give the reason for a discharge. Read more from the links below.

Anti-War Protests by Employees

If I was arrested due to anti-war activity, can my employer take action against me while the arrest is pending?

Immigrant Protests: What Every Worker Should Know

Can workers be disciplined or fired for engaging in protests?

Lost Your Job? Your Rights and Benefits

You may have specific rights, depending on how you lost your job.

The Right To Organize and Join a Union

What kinds of organizing activity are protected? What can I do if my employer takes action against me for organizing?

Undocumented Workers' Employment Rights

With a few exceptions, undocumented workers enjoy all of the legal rights and remedies provided by both Federal and California law.

Lost Your Job? Your Rights and Benefits

You may have specific rights, depending on how you lost your job.

Labor Enforcement Task Force (LETF)

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

Wrongful Termination

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.

12 Facts about Employment Law

In most circumstances, employers can terminate employees “at will,” meaning at any time for any reason. And they are not even required by law to give the reason for a discharge. Read more from the links below.

Anti-War Protests by Employees

If I was arrested due to anti-war activity, can my employer take action against me while the arrest is pending?

Immigrant Protests: What Every Worker Should Know

Can workers be disciplined or fired for engaging in protests?

Information for Fee Waiver

Ask for a Fee Waiver if you can't afford filing fees

Labor Enforcement Task Force (LETF)

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

Labor Unions: Duty of Fair Representation

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.

Lost Your Job? Your Rights and Benefits

You may have specific rights, depending on how you lost your job.

The Right To Organize and Join a Union

What kinds of organizing activity are protected? What can I do if my employer takes action against me for organizing?

Undocumented Workers' Employment Rights

With a few exceptions, undocumented workers enjoy all of the legal rights and remedies provided by both Federal and California law.

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