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human resources personalAll California employees have certain rights under state and federal law. However, often, we see that California employers violate these rights. Individuals have the right to work in a discrimination-free workplace. They do not have to tolerate an employer or a work environment that is hostile or abusive.

Employers cannot discriminate against workers or deny them rights due to their age, gender, race, religion or sexual orientation. Employers are also required under the law to provide fair wages to their employees and pay them as required under the law for overtime hours worked. Workers who believe that their rights have been violated or that they have been discriminated or retaliated against, would be well advised to obtain more information about their legal rights and options with a California employment lawyer.

Rights of California Workers

As an employee in the state of California, you have a number of rights. For example, you have the right to earn at least the minimum wage. Aside from a few exceptions, you also have the right to take meal or rest breaks, receive overtime pay, unemployment insurance, time off for illnesses, disability or pregnancy and have the right to a workplace that is free from discrimination and harassment.

Workers in California also have a right to a safe workplace that is free from dangerous conditions, toxic substances and other potential safety hazards. The law offers "whistleblowers" or those employees who report a dangerous condition or illegal activity in their workplace, certain protections. For example, whistleblowers cannot be retaliated against by getting fired for telling the truth.

"At Will" Employment

California is an "at will" employment state. This means that employees can be let go at the discretion of their employer for almost any reason or no reason at all. There are, however, certain exemptions. Employees cannot be fired "at will" under the following circumstances or it is considered wrongful termination:

Types of Discrimination

It is illegal in the state of California for an employer to discriminate against an employee or potential employee on the basis of:

PSA courtesy of Sociology of Gender, Penn State University on gender discrimination:

Class Action Lawsuits

A class action lawsuit is when a number of lawsuits are combined into one larger claim against an individual or entity. Class action lawsuits are common in cases involving employment law because employers that are wrongfully treating one employee are likely treating multiple employees in a similar fashion. Wronged employees can then join together to strengthen their efforts. This is advisable in cases involving multiple victims suffering similar losses. This is not an ideal legal option for individuals who have suffered significantly greater harm than that of their colleagues.

How Employees Can Protect Their Rights

An important first step in protecting your rights is having an understanding of what your rights are. It is advisable to read over your employee handbook and to do your homework when it comes to overtime pay, meal and rest breaks, travel time, mileage, benefits, workers' compensation, drug and alcohol testing and termination.

If you believe that your rights have been violated or that you have been wronged, there are a number of steps you can take. First, before the situation escalates, it may be in your best interest to discuss your situation with your employer.

If the situation escalates or your complaints have been falling on deaf ears, it would be in your best interest to retain the services of an experienced California employment lawyer who will fight for your rights and ensure that your employer does the right thing. You can also receive compensation for damages such as lost income and emotional distress.

Are you being treated unfairly at work? Has your employer done nothing to stop it? Now you can stop it. Contact a Bisnar Chase Employment Attorney today for a free confidential consultation with a leading California employment lawyer. Don't hesitate. The law is on your side.

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