Voice Your Opposition to Allowing Employees to Refuse to Work

Date: April 05, 2022

Action Alert--Senate Bill 1044 also sets up employers for PAGA lawsuits.

NFIB California is calling on its members to let legislators know of your opposition to Senate Bill 1044, which would allow any employee to refuse to show up to work, regardless of the health and safety precautions taken by their employer.

Additionally, this bill exposes employers to lawsuits under the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA). An employer who disciplines an employee for leaving the workplace would be subject to a lawsuit and penalties under PAGA. And any employer who replaces the worker in order to keep the workplace functioning or to provide time sensitive services could face a retaliation suit.

SB 1044 gives such broad discretion to employees that if they walk away from a completely safe workplace, the employer could do little in response without risking litigation.

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