Workplace Safety and Health

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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.

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

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

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.

You have rights protected by state laws.

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

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.

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

If your employer uses extreme and outrageous conduct.

What are your rights on the job?

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.

You can't be punished in some ways for reporting violations.

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 rights as a worker under California state law.

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

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.

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

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

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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.

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?

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.

Links to helpful information.