Employment law is an umbrella term that encompasses all responsibilities and rights within the employee-employer affiliation. Due to the complications that arise during employment relationships and the wide assortment of scenarios that can come up, employment law involves diverse legal issues. Not only do these laws include current employees, but they also include former employees and job applicants.
Would you like more information about the various aspects of employment law? Our lawyers are here to guide you. If you are an employee (former or current) and looking for legal advice regarding an employer, contact an employment law attorney in your area today.
Employment law covers a broad range of issues, including but not limited to the following:
- Wrongful Termination
- OSHA Violations
- Contract Disputes
- Whistleblower Protection
- Labor Laws
- Wage and Hour Claims
- Workers’ Compensation
- Social Security Disability
- Occupational Diseases
- Immigration Rights
- Family and Medical Leave Act
- Workplace Safety and Health
- Title VII Fair Labor Standards Act
- Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act
Many issues covered under employment law are regulated by relevant state and federal law. However, in situations in which the employment relationship is based on a legitimate legal agreement entered into by the employee and the employer, local and state contract regulations alone may mandate the obligations and rights of the involved parties.
All employees have fundamental privileges in the workplace. These privileges include the right to fair compensation, privacy, and freedom from harassment and discrimination. A potential employee also has specific privileges even prior to being brought on board as an employee. Those prerogatives include the right to be free from judgment and harassment based on gender, age, race, religion, or nationality throughout the hiring process. For instance, a potential employer is prohibited from asking certain personal, family-related questions during an interview.
As a previous, current, or potential employee, it is important to speak with an experienced lawyer if you feel an employer has violated your rights at any time. We can discuss your situation in detail with you and explore the available legal options.
Do you have additional questions about employment law and how it applies to your specific situation? We have the resources available to help you and protect your rights as an employee. Speak with an employment lawyer today to get the answers you’re looking for!