It is unconscionable for an employer to put profits above the health and safety of its employees. In California it is also illegal. You have a right to report health and safety violations at your work site. If your employer fires you or punishes you for exercising your rights, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, emotional distress and other damages.
I am Karl A. Gerber, founder and lead trial attorney of the Employment Lawyers Group. Our attorneys represent employees in all types of employment disputes, including wrongful termination. Contact our work safety lawyers at 1-877-525-0700 to discuss your case and explain your options. In Southern California, we have offices in Bakersfield, Downtown Los Angeles, Gardena, Oxnard, Riverside, San Diego, Sherman Oaks, and Tustin. We handle cases in all parts of California. Our Northern California offices are located in Sacramento, San Francisco, and San Jose. We handle cases in all parts of California.
Protecting the Health and Safety of Workers
You also have the right to refuse to perform work that violates occupational safety or health standard when doing so would create a real and apparent hazard to you or any other worker. However, it is best to consult with an experienced California labor lawyer before refusing to work unless you are certain you will be exposed to bodily injury or adverse health consequences. Refusing to work can be interpreted as insubordination and grounds for denial of an unemployment claim.
Our workplace safety lawyers have represented many employees who experienced labor abuses due to unhealthy or unsafe working conditions. These clients have included automotive workers, construction workers, healthcare professionals, manufacturing employees, oil industry workers, warehouse workers, and workers from multiple California industries. Consulting with our labor attorneys is the best way to find out all of your workplace rights including rights about refusing to work, job terminations, and workers compensation claims. However, our real goal is to represent you in a case of whistle blowing, a work injury, or wrongful termination because we are real employee litigation attorneys.
To speak to a San Diego workplace safety violations attorney, call 877-525-0700 toll free. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis with no upfront costs. Se habla espafiol.