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Employment Law Violations Can Lead to Burnout for Workers in Bay Area

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CA employment attorneyWorkers in the Bay Area may seem to ‘have it all’ compared to some other places throughout the state. Many benefit from high pay, steady hours, progressive company policies, and unique perks that other job markets simply do not offer. However, workers here still suffer from burnout at high rates. While there are numerous reasons why a person’s job could interfere with their physical and mental health, in many cases it is related to violations of standard employment laws.

Worker Burnout Rate High in the Bay Area

One study shows the burnout rate is high among workers in the Bay Area. To be sure, surveys from a global staffing firm show that close to 30 percent of all workers in and around San Francisco feel frazzled and worn out from their jobs. In addition to impacting worker productivity, this can end up taking a toll on other areas of a worker’s life as well.

Job burnout can cause you to lose interest in your favorite activities and may put a strain on relationships with your friends and family members. It can lead to an increase in drinking, prescription drug use, and other dangerous activities. It can also disrupt your sleep, your appetite, and your overall body functioning, making you more likely to get sick or to suffer chronic health conditions. Among the leading causes of burnout in the Bay area identified by the survey include:

  • Career stagnation and lack of room to grow on the job
  • Constant interruptions and problems or issues to address
  • Long hours and unmanageable workloads
  • Toxic work cultures

The Impact of Employment Law Violations

When you are burnt out, it is natural to feel like you have little options other than to keep going. The high cost of living in the Bay Area keeps many people returning to jobs each day that leave them, at best, feeling unfulfilled. At worse, your job can end up having long term impacts on your physical and mental health.

Many employees are unaware that challenging situations they face on the job are actually violations of their worker rights in California under state employment laws. Examples include:

  • Long work schedules and a lack of proper break periods
  • Mandatory overtime, without the appropriate pay
  • Discriminatory practices, which can prevent you from being promoted
  • Employee contract violations, such as requiring you to perform tasks not associated with your position
  • Job harassment, where you may be targeted based on your gender, age, race, nationality, or religious affiliation

Contact Our San Jose Attorneys Today for Help

If you are suffering from job burnout, it may be that your rights as an employee are being violated. At the Jachimowicz Law Group, we provide the trusted legal guidance you need to defend yourself in these situations. Take the first step in regaining control over your life. Call our office at 408-246-5500 or contact our skilled San Jose employment law attorneys online and schedule a free consultation to discuss your options today.

 

Sources:

https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/06/18/almost-a-third-of-san-francisco-office-workers-say-theyre-severely-burnt-out-more-than-national-average/

https://www.dir.ca.gov/letf/What_are_your_rights_as_a_worker.pdf

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