In the last few weeks, we talked about at-will employment and the rights employees have when it comes to their termination (should that arise). At-will employment means that an employer can fire an employee for any reason so long as it doesn't violate the employee's rights or violate state and federal laws. Employees have rights to, after all, and there are many legitimate ways for them to terminate an employee's contract.
But despite the power that employers have, they aren't immune to legal challenges and when they do something wrong, it is important for the victimized employee to consider his or her legal rights and hold the company accountable for their actions.
Companies can't discriminate against you or any other employee based on a number of different factors, such as sexual orientation, gender, race, religion, and disability. Employers also can't retaliate against you or wrongfully terminate you. They have to uphold your rights under the Family Medical Leave Act and workers' compensation laws. They can't foster a hostile work environment. And if a supervisor or co-worker sexually harasses you, then such a serious matter needs to be tended to with a lawyer.
The attorneys at the Law Office of Michelle Cohen Levy, P.A. are experienced in employment law matters and passionate about representing you when your rights as an employee have been violated. We can help you with any of the above mentioned legal issues, and we can answer any questions you have about the complex process that lies ahead.