Typical Labor Violations for Warehouse/Logistics Employees

Mar 13, 2023 — by Chris Olsen
Tags: Logistics Labor Abuses Employees Workers Retaliation

We have a long record of representing employees within the warehouse and logistics industries. Warehouse workers often face a variety of employment rights violations, including:

  1. Wage and Hour Violations: Many warehouse workers are paid low wages and are not paid for all the hours they work, including overtime. They may also be denied meal and rest breaks, as required by law.

  2. Health and Safety Violations: Warehouse workers often face hazardous working conditions, such as heavy lifting, repetitive motions, and exposure to chemicals and other toxins. They may not have access to adequate protective gear or training, which can put their health and safety at risk.

  3. Discrimination: Warehouse workers may face discrimination based on their race, gender, age, or other protected characteristics. They may be subjected to unequal pay or denied opportunities for promotion or advancement.

  4. Retaliation: Workers who speak out about wage and hour violations, health and safety issues, or discrimination may be subject to retaliation by their employers, such as being demoted, fired, or otherwise punished.

  5. Lack of Benefits: Many warehouse workers are classified as independent contractors or temporary workers, which means they may not have access to benefits such as health insurance, paid time off, or retirement benefits.

We have also rerpesented individuals who are formerly incarcerated and suffer labor rights violations. Fear of losing a job and having to find new employment with a felony background makes these workers extremely vulnerable to abuses. Employers short them money, make them work through dehabilitating injuries, and/or make them work through unsafe or intolerable conditions. 

These are just a few of the employment rights violations that warehouse workers may face. It's important for employers to adhere to all applicable employment laws and for workers to know their rights and speak out if they believe their rights have been violated.

About Olsen Law Offices, APC: Olsen Law Offices specializes in employment litigation in all areas of employment law. Olsen Law Offices has extensive experience litigating matters concerning wrongful termination, retaliation, harassment and hostile work environment, workplace defamation, gender discrimination, race discrimination, sexual orientation discrimination, and disability discrimination. Moreover, Olsen Law Offices has extensive experience in wage and hour cases as single-employee cases, class actions, and actions under the Private Attorneys General Act (“PAGA”). 

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