Kaiser Permanente and its related entities and subsidiaries employ over 20,000 people. This huge employer definitely adds value to the community, but it also, unfortunately, sometimes takes advantage of or mistreats its employees. However, no employer is too big to avoid the laws in Harbor City, and Kaiser Permanente is no exception.
The Rager Law Firm has been helping employees assert their rights against Kaiser Permanente and its related entities for more than 20 years. These other affiliates include:
In Harbor City, you will find:
There are various reasons you may take legal action against Kaiser Permanente. This overview will address the most common.
Often, those who file claims or lawsuits against Kaiser Permanente do so because they have been the victims of retaliation after reporting unsafe working conditions.
Health care workers in California should not fear being disciplined or losing their jobs because they feel they have a duty to themselves, their coworkers, and patients to alert the relevant authorities and other such parties when hazardous conditions put the safety of employees and/or patients at risk. Multiple California laws and regulations specifically serve to prevent employers from punishing health care employees who report such conditions. They include the following:
The fact that these laws have been established doesn’t mean that all employers abide by them. Kaiser Permanente in particular has retaliated against whistleblowers.
Employees have rights under both federal and state law that they can assert against their employer when they feel like they are being mistreated. These laws are particularly important to health care workers who are reporting mistreatment and poor conditions that put patient health at risk. Employees in the following roles have special protection under these circumstances:
California places great value on patient health, so the legislature has enacted specific anti-retaliation laws in these circumstances. That means that Kaiser Permanente cannot fire you or take other adverse employment action, like give you poor work assignments, cut your hours, or deny you a raise because you reported patient mistreatment.
Employees can also assert claims related to:
It’s important to understand that an attorney is unable to make any promises regarding how much compensation you may eventually recover if you take legal action against Kaiser Permanente. That said, depending on the circumstances, you may be eligible to receive compensation for the following:
If you’ve lost your job, it’s possible you may even be reinstated should you wish to be. Punitive damages might also be awarded if it’s determined that Kaiser Permanente’s violation of California’s laws was flagrant enough that the company must be punished financially. When courts award punitive damages, it can minimize the chances of a company committing future violations.
If you feel that you have been mistreated at work, you should talk to The Rager Law Firm. Our Harbor City Kaiser Permanente attorneys can help you determine whether you have a claim and what your next steps should be.
You may worry that getting a lawyer involved will create unnecessary conflict or stress. However, you have every right to ensure that you are treated fairly under the law. In some cases, you need a lawyer to help protect you against large employers like Kaiser Permanente. As your employment attorney, The Rager Law Firm can help you by:
You do not have to go through this alone. Get an experienced employment attorney on your side to help. Call The Rager Law Firm at 310-527-6994 for a free consultation. There is no obligation to retain us after this meeting, and you can learn more about your rights as an employee—you have nothing to lose. Schedule your appointment today.
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