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What are Your Right as an employee

Your right as an employee

Employment law are known to covers all facets of rights and obligations within the employer-employee relationship, including both current employees, former ones and job applicants.

So many of the legal disputes involving businesses are related to employee rights and regulations. This is due to the complexity of employment relationships and the wide variety of situations that may arise, employment law involves legal issues as diverse as:

  • Wages
  • Wrongful termination
  • Discrimination
  • Workplace safety
  • Overtime

As an employee, there are certain rights you have and they vary depending on federal, state or local laws but here’s a list of employee rights according to the https://www.eeoc.gov/employers/small-business/employee-rights

As an employee, you have rights to:

  • Not been harassed or discriminated against because of race, age, color, religion, sex, disability, sexual orientation & identity.
  • Receive reasonable accommodations they’re needed because of a medical condition or religion, if required by law
  • Receive equal pay for equal work.
  • Expect that information given to your employers either medical, genetic or otherwise would be kept confidential.
  • Report discrimination, participate in a discrimination investigation or lawsuit, or oppose discrimination without being punished for doing so.
  • Rights to a safe workplace, free of dangerous conditions, toxic substances, and other potential safety hazards.
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Irrespective of if you’re an employer, employee or a job seeker, understanding employee rights leads to a healthy and functional relationship in a workplace.

Let an Attorney Help Protect Your Employee Rights

Employees have a variety of rights in the workplace, established under both federal and state law. If you feel that your rights may have been violated in the context of your employment, it may be in your best interests to talk to an experienced employment attorney who will explain your options and protect your legal rights.