4 Labor Codes That Protect Employees In Los Angeles

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Workplace Safety Violations Can Lead to Wrongful Termination The California Labor Code has a variety of provisions (statutes) that require employers to provide safety and healthful work environments. The following Labor Code Sections require employers to provide workers with a safe place of employment and safety devices, California Labor Code Sections 6400, 6402, failing to provide safety devices as required in 6401, 6403, 6404, 6406(d).

  • California Labor Code Section 6400 requires every employer shall furnish employment and or place of employment so that it is safe and healthy for employee.
  • California Labor Code Section 6308 requires employers to provide necessary information about the correct safety gear. 
  • California Labor Code Section 6306 requires employers to provide safety equipment to workers.
  • California Labor Code Section 6310 prohibits discharge and discrimination because an employee has participated in a health and safety committee under Section 6401.7, or caused to be instituted any proceeding relating to an employee’s rights about safety.

Employee Termination Case

The letter and spirit of California Labor Code Section 6300 indicates it was enacted for the purpose of ensuring a safe and healthful work environment and encouraging employers to provide training about such.

The Labor Code also prohibits employers from exposing workers to hazardous substances, California Labor Code Section 6370.

Workplaces where the employees are subjected to unsafe or unhealthful conditions are not legal. If an employee is discharged or retaliated against for complaining about these types of work environments, they may have a wrongful termination case.

If you are not sure you have an employee termination case give us a call.

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