It is a constant worry for many employees in California that they could be dismissed from their jobs with little to no notice, for just about any reason at all. Sadly, it is a reality many face, but worse still, others face dismissal for simply doing their jobs. An employee who refuses to do something illegal or dangerous is completely within his or her rights to do so. However, some employers might threaten to dismiss them for being uncooperative.
Knowing your rights is an important part of being happy in your place of work. Though you might hope that you will be fairly treated and judged on your merit and diligence, this is not always the case. All too often, employees in California are subjected to a hostile work environment every day.
It can be difficult enough to earn enough to survive in California, without having to worry about going unpaid. When you have done your job, you deserve to be fairly compensated. However, it is an unfortunate fact that many workers go without vacation pay, overtime and even their basic wage as a result of the irresponsibility of their employers.
Sexual harassment is unacceptable in any area of life and the workplace is no exception. Sadly, there are many individuals in workplaces in California and throughout the United States who do not respect the rights of their colleagues. Whether you are the target of harassment or you notice it being directed at someone else, it is vital to know the signs and report it immediately.