Governor Brown signs more Worker’s Rights bills

Beginning January 1, 2014, employers cannot fire an employee who is a victim or domestic violence, stalking or sexual assault. Employers are also directed to make a “reasonable” effort to protect victims at the workplace.

This also means you must allow them time off of work to attend court dates in these cases.

On another bill the governor signed, employers cannot retaliate against workers who protest unfair work conditions. However, you can protect yourself with proper policies in place and adhering to your policies. As long as you apply your policies consistently and fairly to all, you will be in good shape.

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