Workplace Safety and Health
Many local laws and courts have been affected by COVID-19. Please use the search for legal help tool to find a legal aid organization or self help center near you for accurate information and more support.
If you cannot afford the filing fee or other court costs, you may qualify to have these fees and costs waived by the court.
Read about where to file your lawsuit or case. Information on jurisdiction and venue.
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.
When there are fights between employees and supervisors or between two employees.
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What are your rights on the job?
This section will give you general guidelines for how to best prepare yourself for court.
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You can't be punished in some ways for reporting violations.
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.
An employee can be protected from suffering unlawful violence or credible threats of violence at the workplace.
Find the contact information for the office near you.
Your rights as a worker under California state law.
Links to helpful information.
Whatever the reason, you have the right to represent yourself, to be your own lawyer in all cases in California.
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.
You have rights protected by state laws.
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.
Domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking survivors are often afraid of being harmed by an abuser, perpetrator of sexual assault or stalker while at work or are harmed at work by these individuals.
As an employee you have the right to file a complaint about workplace and health saftey.
If your employer uses extreme and outrageous conduct.
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)
With a few exceptions, undocumented workers enjoy all of the legal rights and remedies provided by both Federal and California law.
Who has to pay?
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.