Worksafe's legal team convenes statewide working group of advocates, many of whom are legal aid and worker center members of The Coalition of Low-Wage and Immigrant Worker Advocates (CLIWA).
December 1, 2013
Worksafe is a California-based non profit dedicated to eliminating all types of workplace hazards and empowering people to advocate for the right to a safe and healthy workplace. We are the only statewide organization in California with a broad advocacy-based mission to improve the health and safety of workers. As a support center for legal aid programs, we are uniquely equipped to help identify and address workplace health and safety problems faced by legal aid clients such as illegal-retaliation. Retaliation against workers who speak out about hazardous conditions has a chilling effect on the willingness of vulnerable workers to report hazards, as well as work-related injuries and illnesses.
At Worksafe, our anti-retaliation work has the dual aims of preventing such retaliation from occurring in the first place and improving protections for individuals who are retaliated against. Our legal team is leading this effort through convening a statewide working group of advocates, many of whom are legal aid and worker center members of The Coalition of Low-Wage and Immigrant Worker Advocates (CLIWA). The workgroup hopes to generate recommendations for statewide agencies and advocates as well as new resources for workers.
We are also eager to work with legal aid programs and other worker advocates in order to provide training and education necessary to tackle the retaliation problem. If you are interested in the working group coordinated by Worksafe, or if you have questions about our work to end retaliation, please contact our legal team. To learn about some of our other work, please visit our website. And while you’re there, join our email list to receive updates on the anti-retaliation effort and more. You can also show your support and stay in the loop by connecting with us on Facebook and Twitter.Tags: Employment, Workers Rights