The employee-employer relationship is usually a symbiotic partnership that benefits both sides. The employee gets a job, and the employer gets a person who performs his or her tasks for the benefit of the company. It's great for everyone. But sometimes, the employer runs afoul of their responsibilities and morals, and they violate an employee's rights. When this happens, the employee needs to consider his or her legal situation and think about what his or her next steps are.
There are so many circumstances that could be involved in an employer's illegal actions towards an employee. Discriminatory policies or actions by other employees or supervisors at the company could make an employee feel very uncomfortable, or even prevent him or her from advancing in the company. This is illegal and horrible, and the affected employee should consult with an attorney as soon as possible.
Discrimination isn't the only thing that employers can do to an employee that is illegal, though. They may try to circumvent your rights as granted under the family Medical Leave Act; you may be wrongfully terminated, or retaliated against; you may be the target of sexual harassment; your hours and wages may be manipulated by your employer or improperly calculated.
There are so many factors that can contribute to your rights being violated that it is important for any employee to know his or her rights and to be prepared to protect them. At the Law Office of Michelle Cohen Levy, we will work tirelessly for you and support you as your pursue to protect and uphold your rights as an employee.