The city of Riverside in Riverside County, California is nestled alongside the Santa Ana River and has a population of over 300,000 residents. Situated 60 miles east of Los Angeles, the city is part of the Greater Los Angeles area and is the 12th most populated city in the state.
Riverside has a diverse economy with there being several manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors in the area. Many of the manufacturing jobs are light-industry and produce a variety of products including electronic equipment, medical devices, automotive parts, aircraft components, and food products.
Travelers Companies recently examined more than 1.5 million worker’s compensation claims which were filed between 2010 and 2014. The report included claims from a variety of different businesses and industries.
After the investigation, it was found that the five most common causes of workplace injuries were:
In manufacturing and retail, material handling accounted for 37% of all worker’s compensation claims, while eye injuries were one of the most common types of injuries in manufacturing and construction.
Employers may threaten an employee or retaliate against them to try and prevent an employee from making a claim as a claim may increase their insurance premiums the following year. Some of the most common forms of employer retaliation include:
Retaliation can also take on more subtle forms, including unwelcome “jokes” which are actually abusive and harassing in nature and encouraging other employees to treat a worker unfairly.
The Azadian Law Group, PC focuses solely on employment law and ensuring that the rights of employees in the Los Angeles area are upheld. If you have been dealing with retaliation from your employer due to your injury or if you are facing harassment in the workplace, we want to hear from you.
The Azadian Law Group, PC offers free case evaluations to all employees who are facing retaliation, discrimination, and who have questions about their rights in the workplace. To speak to an experienced Riverside employment law attorney, we invite you to call us today at 626-449-4944.