Do you know your employee rights? Whether you are entering the job market for the first time or were recently terminated, it is important to understand your rights as a worker.
Both federal and state governments have enacted a wide range of employment laws protecting employees from wrongful termination, discriminatory treatment, unfair labor practices, unsafe work conditions and more.
Our highly experienced employment law attorneys provide in-depth resources on all phases of the employment process — from the interview and hiring stage to promotion and termination.
Common Employment Law Issues
Employees may not be terminated on the basis of their race, gender, ethnicity, religion, disability or age under federal law. The ban on discrimination applies not only to firings, but also to other aspects of employment, including hiring and promotion decisions. Employers who do so may be subject to civil liability for wrongful termination.
Employers must comply with wage and hour laws that dictate how long an employee can work and how much he or she must be paid. Employees’ rights extend to family life as well. For example, the Family and Medical Leave Act ensures that employees are granted time off to welcome a new baby or deal with illness.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration requires employers to provide a safe workplace by adhering to national safety standards. Failing to do so can lead to fines and civil liability. In addition, employees generally have certain privacy rights while at work.
Employment Law Attorneys
If you or a loved one is involved in an employment law dispute, it’s in your best interest to consult with an attorney. Contact our firm if you suspect you have been discriminated against, have a workers’ compensation claim, have an unpaid or overtime claim, have been offered a severance, or any other employment situation that needs to be reviewed.
Don’t give up your rights without knowing what your legal rights are.