Employees are granted numerous rights in the workplace, one of which is protection from negative treatment or actions by their employer for engaging in activities that they are allowed to do by law. Retaliation applies to specific individuals and only in certain situations, so employees should be aware of the rules of employer retaliation actions.
California employees are granted many protections from improper payment and labor activities by their employer. These protections provide them with adequate wages and ensure that they are compensated accordingly when they work more than the standard amount of hours. Situations may arise throughout the year, however, that make it difficult for Californian employers to abide by these protections at all times.
All employees have certain rights granted to them regarding safety and fair treatment in the workplace. Any individual or organization that attempts to violate these rights or otherwise create a hostile work environment may be subject to civil and criminal penalties. One of the rights afforded to all employees is protection from unwelcome sexual advances or conduct that impacts a victim's performance or creates an offensive or frightening workplace, which is otherwise known as sexual harassment.
Employees are granted certain rights in regards to their employment with an organization. These protections allow employees to report perceived violations by their employer in good faith. Should the employer retaliate against a complaining employee, up to and including fining the employee, they may be subjected to significant financial penalties.