As an employee, you may hesitate to protect your rights at your workplace because of the risk of losing your job. For most people, their jobs are critically important, and they would face severe hardship from a sudden termination. However, no employee should hesitate to protect his or her rights in the workplace. The first step to adequately protecting yourself is understanding exactly what rights you have and how the federal and state laws can protect you and provide recourse.
Employee rights can be guaranteed by several different sources. Although federal and state laws provide specific mandates and restrict certain actions by employees, an employee may also have other rights that stem from a contract or employer agreement or even an employee handbook. If you feel that your rights have been violated, it is often important to go through the processes that have been established to deal with such situations. It is generally wise to consult employee handbooks and other workplace-specific documents to determine how the employer wants such situations to be addressed. These documents can provide valuable information that will enable employees to determine whether the employer itself is following the correct procedures and respecting employee rights.
If you need to turn to the state or federal laws that protect employees, it is often useful to consult an experienced attorney who can help explain those laws and determine whether your particular situation falls under the purview of the laws. An experienced attorney can also help you evaluate the chance of a successful lawsuit or investigate other possible remedies. Alan Lescht & Associates has helped employees of all kinds protect their rights in a range of situations, including cases involving disputes over maternity or paternity leave, sexual harassment, discrimination and others.
When you are facing a situation in the workplace that violates your rights as an employee, you need an advocate that you can trust. Alan Lescht & Associates works closely with its clients to identify the main concern and possible solutions, explain the relevant laws and legal processes, and resolve the problematic situation as quickly and painlessly as possible. To learn more, please visit our page on employee rights.