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California Law Protects Employees Who Report Work-Related Fatalities, Injuries, or Illnesses or Request Certain Health and Safety Records

Amended Law Currently in Effect

An amended law in California generally prohibits an employer from discharging or in any manner discriminating against an employee because the employee (among other things) reported a work-related fatality, injury, or illness.

Amended Law
An employer is generally prohibited from discharging or in any manner discriminating against any employee because the employee has (among other things) reported a work-related fatality, injury, or illness; requested access to occupational injury or illness reports and records that are made or maintained under state regulations; or exercised any other rights protected by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act.

Additional details are contained in the text of the amended law (see section: 29). The amended law is currently in effect.


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