Workplace Safety and Health

Most Frequently Viewed Resources

Read about where to file your lawsuit or case. Information on jurisdiction and venue.

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

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

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.

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

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

Links to helpful information.

You can request a free interpreter to be with you in court.

A court interpreter verbally translates (called “interpreting”) everything the judge and others say from spoken English into your primary language, and everything you say back into spoken English.

This resource has the answers to commonly asked questions about court interpreters, including how to ask for one.

Alphabetical Listing of Resources

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?

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

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.

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.

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.

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?

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

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

Your rights as a worker under California state law.

You have rights protected by state laws.

An employee can be protected from suffering unlawful violence or credible threats of violence at the workplace.