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Illegal Working Conditions

Employers often make employees work under conditions that are illegal. Are you required to stand for your entire shift when much of your work could be performed while seated? Do you work outside and are not provided with cooling-off breaks during hot weather? Are you sometimes scheduled to work, and you report to work as scheduled, but your supervisor sends you home before you complete your scheduled shift? Are you sometimes required to work seven days in a week without a day’s rest? Does your employer not provide you with sick pay?

If you endured any of these situations, then you may have cause to take legal action.

If you have questions about your specific situation, please contact the employment attorneys of GrahamHollis APC today. We can assess your situation and determine whether your working conditions are legal under current state laws and local ordinances.

With our main offices in San Diego, we represent workers throughout California.

Frequently Asked Questions On Illegal Working Conditions

In California, protections exist for workers who face illegal working conditions, helping ensure their rights are upheld in the workplace. However, these situations can be complex, so consulting with an employment law attorney is crucial. We can provide invaluable guidance and support to workers who encounter illegal practices in their workplace.

Are there protections for California workers who report illegal working conditions?

Yes, California law protects workers who report illegal working conditions. Under state and federal laws, it is illegal for employers to retaliate against employees who report violations of workplace rights or unsafe working conditions.

These protections extend to various situations, including reporting wage theft, discrimination, harassment or unsafe working conditions. An attorney can assist in understanding these protections and guide workers through reporting violations while safeguarding their rights.

Can an undocumented worker report illegal working conditions?

Yes, undocumented workers have rights in the workplace, including the right to report illegal working conditions without fear of deportation or other immigration consequences. California law prohibits employers from discriminating against workers based on their immigration status when they report violations.

However, navigating the legal system as an undocumented worker can be daunting. Working with an employment law attorney can help provide additional protection.

How do I know if my rights are being violated at work?

Recognizing when your rights are being violated at work can be challenging, especially if you are unfamiliar with employment laws. Some common signs of rights violations include:

  • Unpaid wages or overtime
  • Discrimination or harassment based on race, gender or religion
  • Unsafe working conditions
  • Retaliation for reporting workplace violations

If you suspect your rights are violated, seek the help of an employment law attorney to help clarify your situation. Our attorneys can assess your case, explain your rights and advise you on the best action to protect yourself and seek redress.

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Get answers today. Call the lawyers at GrahamHollis APC at 888-727-0328 or contact us by email with a description of your situation. We can help.