The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the work environment and the employment status for thousands of workers in California. During this unprecedented time, recent laws have been enacted to protect workers. Despite the business challenges they may be facing, companies are still required to comply with California’s wage and hour laws and cannot mistreat, wrongfully fire, or discriminate against employees due to a disability or due to their race, ethnicity, or national origin. This means your employer cannot fire you or take any adverse employment action against you if you test positive for COVID-19. In California, there are also various rights, benefits and protections for workers impacted by the Coronavirus, including paid sick leave and family leave.
During these difficult times, please stay safe and if you have questions about your rights, or believe your rights have been violated, please consult our attorneys to discuss the legal options and resources available to you.