Employment rights refer to the basic rights that all employees have in the workplace. In fact, job applicants and former employees may also have employment rights depending on the circumstances and the issue.
Even a job applicant is granted certain rights from the employer. For example, job applicants have the right to be free from discrimination based on categories such as race, age, gender or national origin. Moreover, an employer may not check the credit of a prospective employee. That is, unless the employer notifies the prospective employees and receives permission to do so. An employer also cannot ask certain family-related questions during the hiring process.
Once hired, there are certain basic rights that all employees have in the workplace. For example, all employees have the right to privacy. The right to privacy applies to an employee’s personal possessions. Personal possessions may include handbags, wallets, briefcases, personal storage lockers and private mail. However, employees will probably not have a right to privacy in the company’s computer. These are some of the other major rights that employees have:
There are many federal laws which deal with employee rights in the workplace. Here are two major examples:
Employees have many rights that are protected by state and federal laws. If you feel that your employer violated your rights, it may be a good idea to talk to an experienced employment lawyer.
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