As an employee, you have rights. Those rights are protected under a wide variety of laws both at the federal and state level. Additionally, you may have rights under a contract, employee handbook or other agreement with your employer.
Understanding your rights is essential to enforcing them. When you suspect that your rights are being violated, an experienced Washington, D.C., employee rights lawyer can explain your rights and your legal options.
At Alan Lescht and Associates, P.C., our lawyers protect the rights of employees and hold employers accountable when those rights have been violated. With more than 60 years of combined experience, we have in-depth knowledge of the federal and state employment laws. Our legal team can answer your questions and act as your advocates in any type of employment matter.
To learn about your rights as an employee, contact us online. We are dedicated to helping you protect your employee rights.
Know Your Rights
You have a wide range of rights as an employee, including the right to:
- Work in an environment free of hostility or harassment
- Work in an environment free from discrimination based on your age, race, national origin, gender, disability or religion
- Take medical leave for yourself or to care for a close relative
- Take maternity or paternity leave
- Work in a reasonably safe workplace in accordance with federal and state regulations
- Be paid wages for the hours you work, overtime and lunch breaks
These are just a handful of the rights you have as an employee. There may also be additional rights for you depending on the industry in which you work. For example, if you are a waiter or waitress, you are allowed to pool your tips but only with those employees who directly serve the customers. This means that your employer is not automatically entitled to a portion of your pooled tips.
Speak With an Attorney
There are a number of different laws that may apply to your situation. Our lawyers will evaluate your case and determine which laws will affect you. Then, we can help you bring a claim against your employer if your rights have been violated.
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