Whether you are a first-generation American, a recent immigrant or your family has been in this country for generations, you deserve a hostility-free workplace. Your culture, religious beliefs and more that you cherish because of your national origin should not keep you from receiving the same opportunities as anyone else.
The summer is hot, especially in certain parts of California. For workers who must be outside for the majority of their day, the heat can be a dangerous threat to their health and safety. It's smart for workers to know their rights when working outside and how to stay as safe as reasonably possible. Workers will also find it useful to understand the workers' compensation process in case they need to file a claim due to heat-related illnesses.
When you go to work, you expect to be able to do your job in an environment that is respectful and free from mistreatment. Unfortunately, that is not always the case for some California employees. Harassment is an unacceptable type of behavior, no matter the type of workplace, and workers who are experiencing this have the right to speak up and take action.
California workers have the right to expect a certain standard of safety in their workplaces. This means that they have the right to expect their employers to ensure that dangerous incidents do not repeat themselves. There was a recent fatal accident involving a California crane company with a history of safety issues, leaving one grieving family wondering if they are eligible for death benefits through a workers' compensation claim.