San Francisco, California – November 5, 2018. California Civil Rights Law Group, a San Francisco Bay Area law firm specializing in discrimination law with offices in San Anselmo, Oakland, and San Francisco, is proud to announce an important blog post on voting rights in the workplace under California law just in time for the important midterm elections.
Many California workers may not know that their right to vote is protected vis-a-vis employers, and the post helps voters understand issues surrounding the rights of employers and employees with respect to voting.
“Everyone should treasure their right to vote and should do so,” explained Larry Organ, principal attorney at the Bay Area-based law firm. “However, many workers may not understand that California law has clear guidelines about workers’ right to vote when there may be a tensions with workplace schedules and other sorts of employment-based issues. Our post outlines some of the rights that workers have with respect to voting.”
VOTING RIGHTS IN THE WORKPLACE IN CALIFORNIA
Here is background on this release. As the important November midterm elections approach, voters have many important choices to make in California, from candidates for city, county, state, and federal offices to city, county, and state ballot initiatives. While more and more voters are voting by mail, many voters still vote in person on election day. Those who work at larger employers may not know that they have specific rights that govern the intersection of their roles as employees and their rights as citizens to vote. The new blog post explains in layperson’s language Section 14000 of the California Elections Code. While the law guarantees every California employee time off in order to vote, workers must might certain requirements under the law. The post explains what these requirements are.
In addition, those workers who may feel that they are facing discrimination at work are urged to reach out to the California Civil Rights Law Group. Workers may not understand the intersection of facts and the law, and only a private, confidential consultation with a discrimination attorney in San Francisco can clarify whether or not one “has a case,” to use the layperson’s terminology. There is no cost to an initial consultation and all consultations are strictly private. Therefore, any worker who may think that they are facing discrimination whether because of race, gender, sex, sexual orientation or other issue is strongly urged to visit the website and reach out for a consultation. Those who would like to read a basic explanation of racial discrimination and California law can visit https://www.civilrightsca.com/racial-discrimination/race-discrimination/, while those who want information specific to the law firm’s San Francisco office can visit https://www.civilrightsca.com/san-francisco/.
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Headed by renowned trial lawyer Larry Organ, California Civil Rights Law Group (http://www.civilrightsca.com/), is a leading employment law firm with San Francisco Bay Area offices in Oakland, Alameda County and San Anselmo, Marin County, California. Employees experiencing sexual harassment, race harassment, disability discrimination, LGTBQ discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, whistleblower retaliation and/or wrongful termination should reach out for an attorney consultation in either our Oakland/East Bay or San Anselmo/Marin County office.