As an employee here in California, you enjoy certain rights enacted by the state and the federal governments. Some of them have been in place for decades, but the legislature continues to add others as the legislature decides that you need additional protections.
Your job is important to your family. With your paycheck, you pay the rent, buy food and provide everything your family needs to survive. If you lost your job, you know how difficult it would be to find work again. Losing your job may be a constant worry to you, especially if a family member needs medical attention or some other problems arise.
For many years, you may have enjoyed the comfort of your job and the duties that you perform. You may even feel that you worked hard enough to achieve a position that allows you to feel successful and earn an income to support yourself and your family. Recently, however, you may have begun experiencing negative behaviors from your employer, and you may wonder if he or she has started retaliating against you.