All workers deserve to have a safe and comfortable work environment. For this reason, below, we will review some of the basic rights of each worker since it is crucial to know them so as not to overlook any violation of them.
Fortunately, California law protects workers’ rights by ensuring that they have the workplace and the treatment they deserve. Some of the fundamental rights that every employee should have are a safe workspace, a work environment free from harassment and discrimination, and fair and punctual pay.
Each worker must have a safe place to carry out their work activities. This space must be free of hazards that could cause an accident. Additionally, employers must always provide the necessary safety equipment and constant training. This is to prevent workers with tasks that involve a certain risk from having an accident that could have been prevented.
Harassment and discrimination-free environment
Employers have a duty to provide a healthy work environment where workers feel respected and comfortable and where there is no discrimination or harassment. This applies both to respect between co-workers and respect from each employer. Harassment and discrimination are repugnant and illegal and should never be tolerated.
Fair and timely salary
Workers must receive fair and timely wages for the work they do. Additionally, their overtime hours must be considered and included if they have worked overtime. Payments must be according to the agreed salary and always equal to or greater than the minimum salary stipulated by law.
Those listed above are the fundamental rights of any worker in the state, and they also apply to candidates and former employees. Unfortunately, unethical or unfair treatment can happen in any workplace and industry, so if you are experiencing any type of illegal behavior at work, you should report it.
If you require help in a legal case in which you believe that your rights as a worker are not respected, contact the Lara & Luna APC team, we can help you during your legal process.