The US Department of Labor outlines more than 180 laws surrounding employees’ rights. However, many employees in this country barely know any of them. You deserve fair and equitable treatment in the workplace; if you’re not being treated fairly or equitably, tell your story to an employment attorney. Know the laws and whether your workers’ rights are being violated.
Let’s look at a few of the most basic rights you have as a worker:
The employment law experts at Rossman Law Group are accustomed to dealing with a variety of workers’ rights violations, but there are a few that pop up more often than others:
If you believe that your rights are being violated in the workplace, you’re not alone. Many institutions, such as the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) and the Department of Labor itself, are dedicated to protecting workers’ rights. If you work overtime and don’t see compensation on your pay stub, bring them to a wage claim attorney and discuss your options. Your employer may have to pay you all the back wages you earned. Furthermore, some folks who experience workplace harassment don’t report it out of fear of termination. Talk to your attorney about how whistleblower protection laws can help you when you’re fighting harassment.
Are your workers’ rights being violated? It’s helpful to know the laws and how they affect your unique situation. Call Rossman Law Group for an empathetic, detailed legal consultation.