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What are California's whistleblower laws?

Whistleblowing refers to the act of informing others, particularly law enforcement officials, about illegal or shady business dealings that your employer is engaging in. Obviously if an employee discovers that their illegal actions have been reported to the authorities by an employee, they may seek to punish that employee either by firing them or harassing them at work. Fortunately for honest employees seeking to do the right thing, they do not need to worry that they will have to suffer such a fate.

President Obama seeks to help salaried workers with overtime

California employees have many rights that they can take advantage of in order to be treated fairly and respectfully in the workplace. Some of these employee rights come from California law, and some of them come from Federal law. This is usually good news for workers, because there are often two bodies of government setting regulations in place for the benefit of the employees. New proposals by the Obama administration might allow salaried workers even more rights under federal law.

Your rights regarding whistleblowing

Some employers feel that they can do whatever they want in an at-will state like California since the threat of termination is always present. But just because employers can fire their workers at any time, they cannot fire their workers for an illegal reason. One such illegal reason that many employees may be concerned about is whistleblowing. Federal and state laws offer protection to employees for being fired in retaliation for whistleblowing.

Employee rights you may not know about

Many employees are aware of the protections that they are afforded under the law?protection from sexual harassment, discrimination and wrongful termination?but there are many rights you have as an employee that you may not know about. For example, did you know that you can see your personnel file? As a private employee, even a former private employee, you can inspect your file to see what information it contains.

Did you know you can sue for pregnancy discrimination?

Many people feel that they are treated poorly in their place of work, and a good number of these probably are. Perhaps you feel underappreciated for the work you do, or you feel that you are forced to work twice as hard as your peers for the same wage. It is possible that you are actually insulted or harassed by your boss or your coworkers. While these may be bad business practices, they are not necessarily illegal.

California harassment training must include anti-bullying

Employees have many rights in the workplace that protect them from being mistreated by their employers. These rights include protection from being denied employment or promotion, and even being treated unfairly in the workplace based on factors such as gender, race and other such traits. As of 2015, California employees will be able to take advantage of another protection: protection from workplace bullying.

What rights do you have as an employee in California?

Everyone deserves to be treated fairly, both at work and in their day-to-day lives. Unfortunately, as many people in California know, this doesn't always happen. While there are some issues that are not covered by law, meaning that your working conditions may not always be as favorable as you might like, there are still many areas that are covered by employment legislation. As such, it is vital to know your rights and see that they are upheld.

Black worker alleges racial discrimination

The workplace should never be, and yet often can be, frightening or unfair. Employees may feel that they are underappreciated or mistreated, but they may also be afraid to speak out about their feelings due to fear of retaliation. This is especially true for employees who are low on the corporate ladder, such as entry-level workers. What you might not know is just how many rights are afforded to employees, and how you can take advantage of them to be compensated for your mistreatment.

Californian employers to pay hefty discrimination settlement

It can be hard enough to find work sometimes without being held back by other people's narrow-minded views. Sadly, many workers in California struggle against discrimination and unfair treatment not only in their place of work, but even during the application process. Although it is natural for an employer to seek the best-suited candidates for a position within their organization, the interview process is bound by strict regulations.

Be aware of your rights as an employee

It is important to do your job well and to perform the functions of your occupation in a way that will please and impress your superiors. This often includes taking orders and being subordinate to those who are above you on the corporate ladder. However, it is equally important to be aware of your rights as an employee. Do not think that just because of their position within the company that your supervisors can get away with illegal behavior.