Part of the duties of employees is to identify their employment rights. Having knowledge about such employment matter will guarantee that their employer or whoever who wants to step on their rights will not be able to do so. As such, consider the subsequent accounts as it discusses the basics of employment rights.
Discrimination. It should not happen in the workplace, in any case and for any illegal reason. Otherwise, those who have done such wrongful conduct should face legal charges and should pay for the damages caused to the discriminated employee. The following are the types of discrimination that are usually committed by employers:
g) Sexual orientation
Health and Safety. Employees are not able to work if they are ill. Therefore, safety and health of each member of the company must be given importance. It should include all relevant health and safety details, and training and protective matters dependent on the job to be completed. Also, if an employee asks for a leave due to health problems, he or she must be allowed.
Minimum Wage. All employees are entitled to be paid with right amount regardless of their position. This is one of the aspects that employers have to understand and implement. Employers may face a lawsuit in case they did not follow this regulation. Also, the court may ask them to pay certain amount to the affected employees as compensation mostly for lost wages (past and future) as well as pain and suffering.
Maternity Leave. Female employees should not be terminated for such basis, especially if she gets pregnant or needs to take time off from job due to pregnancy. As such, the pregnant employee is qualified to come back to work after her maternity leave.
Meal and Rest Breaks. This can be considered as the most basic among all employment rights of employees. They are entitled to take time off in order to cater to their human nature needs.
To know more about the abovementioned, you can contact an employment law attorney in your state. Ask him or her for an in-depth explanation regarding such employment rights.