Can I Be Fired for Reporting Unsafe Working Conditions in California?
The Leichter Law Firm, APC, Los Angeles employment law attorney, Aryeh Leichter helps protect the rights of California employees, no matter which industry they work in, or what their position is within the company — including those who report unsafe workplace conditions.
California workers, and those across the country, are entitled to a safe workplace.
Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Since no job is worth risking your health, safety, or well-being, it is so important for workers to report unsafe working conditions without the fear of retaliation.
Fortunately, some laws prohibit retaliation and discrimination against employees in California for reporting unsafe working conditions.
The Leichter Law Firm, APC can help ensure they are enforced.
What Law Protects California Employees When Reporting Unsafe Working Conditions?
The California Labor Code states that no person shall discriminate against or discharge any employee because they report unsafe working conditions.
When a California employee recognizes an unsafe workplace condition, he or she should immediately report the hazard to ensure their safety — or that of another employee or third party — is placed in jeopardy because the danger exists.
It is not the employee’s duty to identify the safety statute that is being violated. He or she can simply provide a written report in good faith regarding their concerns.
That includes any unsafe conditions, safety violations, or hazardous materials reports to:
- Property Owners
- Government Agencies
The law should provide any California employee with confidence that their report will be reviewed without the fear of being punished for their role in highlighting the safety issues.
If you have been retaliated against for reporting unsafe conditions in the workplace, contact the Leichter Law Firm’s retaliation attorney in Los Angeles today for help.
What are the Most Common Signs of Retaliation for Reporting Unsafe Conditions in the California Workplace?
Workplace retaliation can manifest in many ways, including many that do not end in being fired.
Common forms of workplace retaliation or discrimination in California may include, but are not limited to:
- Arbitrary disciplinary actions
- Exclusion from important correspondences and meetings
- Denials for training or resources required for career advancement
- Scheduled for undesirable shifts
- Workload increases or decreases
- Sudden negative performance reviews
- Being denied a raise or promotion
If you have been discriminated against or fired from your job for reporting unsafe workplace conditions, contact the Leichter Law Firm for help today.
Contact the Leichter Law Firm, APC Employment Lawyer in Los Angeles, California
Contact Aryeh Leichter, the Leichter Law Firm, APC founder, and employment law attorney in California today to discuss the legal remedies that may be available for your unique workplace circumstances today, starting with a free consultation by calling 818-915-6624 or contacting the firm online today.