Are you ready to start working in a company?
Establishing your career is not just about proving yourself to your prospective employer. It would help if you thought about the rules of employment law and how they may protect you. This way, you’ll avoid being treated unfairly.
Read on to learn about the basic things you need to remember about employment law.
1. Discrimination and Harassment
Discrimination and harassment in the workplace are against the law. Employees who feel that they have been harassed or discriminated against should report it to their employer.
Employers are required to investigate and take appropriate action to resolve the complaint. Employees who have engaged may be subject to disciplinary action up to termination.
Employees are protected from discrimination and harassment in the workplace. If you feel you are treated unfairly at work, you can file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or reach out to your lawyer at Di Lauri & Hewitt Law Group.
Retaliation is when an employer takes adverse action against an employee for engaging in certain protected activities.
Under federal law, it is illegal to retaliate against a person who has filed a charge of discrimination, complained about discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit.
The law prohibits retaliation about any aspect of employment. It includes hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, benefits, and any other term or condition of employment. Retaliation can also include threats and intimidation.
3. Wage and Hour Laws
There are a few key things that everyone should know about employment law, especially when it comes to wage and hour laws.
First, employees have the right to be paid for their work. This includes payment for overtime hours and receiving breaks throughout the day. Employers must also provide certain benefits to their employees, such as health insurance.
4. Workplace Safety
You need to know a few key things about employment law, especially regarding workplace safety. Employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthy work environment for their employees. This includes ensuring that all equipment and machinery are maintained and that potential hazards are marked and avoided.
Employees are also responsible for caring for themselves and others while at work and reporting unsafe conditions or practices to their superiors. Finally, it is important to be aware of your rights as an employee and the resources available to you if you feel your workplace is unsafe.
5. Family and Medical Leave
You should know a few things about employment law when taking leave for a family or medical emergency. First, you should know that you are entitled to up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave per year. This leave can be taken at once or in small increments, depending on your needs.
You are entitled to keep your health insurance while on leave and return to your job (or an equivalent job) when your leave is over.
Be Familiar with Employment Law and Know Your Rights
Employment law can be a bit complicated, but it is important to know your rights as an employee. If you have any questions about your specific situation, you should consult with an attorney who specializes in employment law.
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