What are the penalties for an employer who prohibits or attempts to prohibit employees from organizing? Citations would be useful!
What are the penalties for an employer who prohibits/prevents or attempts to prohibit/prevent employees from organizing? Citations would be useful!
Employment / Labor Attorney
The National Labor Relations Act is the statutory authority you are looking for. That federal statutory scheme prohibits any form of retaliation or harassment arising out of employee attempts to organize. The NLRA has plenty of teeth, including fines and even imprisonment where appropriate.
The NLRA is a vast and complicated statutory scheme. If you are facing any kind of harassment or retaliation arising out of organizing efforts, you would be well-served to find and consult with a labor lawyer who represents employees. A great place to find such an attorney would be on the home page of the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA) which is an organization of attorneys dedicated to the aggressive representation of employees against employers. www.cela.org.
Good luck to you.
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Employment / Labor Attorney
This sounds very much like question I answered a few days ago, also from an asker in Los Angeles. Perhaps it was you? If not, please see my detailed response here: http://www.avvo.com/legal-answers/is-it-illegal-for-employers-to-bar-employees-from--1227583.html#answer_2399491
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