Health and Safety / Job Injuries

California employees have the right to a safe and healthy workplace, and can make an anonymous report if there is a safety hazard on the job. It is illegal for employers to retaliate against employees for making a workplace-safety complaint.

Despite safety laws, workers occasionally can be harmed at work. Although employees can sue their employers for certain injuries (such as intentional injuries caused by their employer), nearly all workplace injuries must be handled through the California Workers’ Compensation System.

Check these fact sheets and resources for information about your rights and steps you can take to protect them. If you need further information or assistance, contact the Workers’ Rights Clinic.