If you are a temporary worker in California, you have the same rights as any other employee under the state’s workers’ compensation laws. This means that you are entitled to benefits if you are injured on the job, regardless of whether you are a direct employee of the company you work for or a subcontractor.
Unfortunately, employers often take advantage of temporary workers. They may deny you benefits, pay you less than minimum wage, or force you to work in dangerous conditions. If you have suffered an accident as a temporary worker, you need to speak with an attorney to protect your rights.
Some of the specific rights that temporary workers have under California law are:
- The right to receive the same salary as permanent employees for doing the same work.
- The right to work in safe conditions.
- Right to be free from discrimination or harassment.
- The right to file a workers’ compensation claim if you are injured on the job.
Additional tips for temporary workers:
- Keep track of your hours and wages. This will be important if you need to file a workers’ compensation claim.
- Get everything in writing. This includes your job offer, your salary, and any safety training you receive.
- Don’t be afraid to speak your mind if you see something that is not safe. You have the right to a safe work environment.
- If you are injured, immediately inform your company and go immediately to the doctor.
- File a workers’ compensation claim as soon as possible. The sooner you present them, the sooner you can start receiving the benefits you deserve.
If you have suffered an injury as a temporary worker, do not hesitate to contact Julie O Legal for help. We will fight for your rights and get you the benefits you deserve.