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Worker Rights Guide

Black Worker Rights Resource Guide (2024)

U Good? Wellness Guide

Black Worker Wellness Guide (2023)

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Tell Your Story

Share your Working While Black story.

intake form

Let us know if you think you've experienced a worker right violation.

Partners Map

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Calendar

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Worker rights resource links

WORKPLACE HEALTH & SAFETY

WAGES & HOURS

Wage theft is when an employer fails to pay wages or provide employee benefits owed to an employee by contract or law.

LEAVE RIGHTS & BENEFITS

 

ANTI-RETALIATION

Retaliation occurs when an employee engages in an activity protected by law and then suffers an adverse/harmful employment action as a result of that protected activity. 

DISCRIMINATION & ANTI-BLACKNESS

 

WORKER'S COMPENSATION

The DWC Information and Assistance Unit provides information and assistance to employees, employers, labor unions, insurance carriers, physicians, attorneys and other interested parties concerning rights, benefits and obligations under California’s workers’ compensation laws. The unit plays a major role in reducing litigation before the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) and is often the first DWC contact for injured workers.

LABOR LAW & WORKER'S RIGHTS

The Workplace Rights Ambassador Project (WRAP) is a trauma informed initiative that seeks to build a bridge between LCO and workers who have experienced trauma. Impacted workers are many: some examples are those who have experienced sexual assault, harassment or domestic violence, young workers who have come through the foster system and workers who may have difficulty accessing government services due to language barriers. 

HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED A WORK VIOLATION?

  • Black Workers who have experienced some kind of worker right violation can fill out this form to allow SoCal BW Hub partner organizations to intake the experience, track the potential violation, and support by facilitating connection with the appropriate agency who may be of assistance with filing possible claims. 

Have a “Working While Black” Story to Tell?

Through the power of storytelling in film, we will amplify Black voices in the workplace by interviewing real life SoCal area Black workers and present their experiences via a mini docu-series, ending with a mini-doc that we will screen during an in-person #EchoBlackVoices event during our Black August commemoration. Filming kicks off this spring 2024. Look for videos across our social media platforms @socalbwhub.