As employees, we all work hard to earn our paychecks and make our bosses proud. Our jobs are important for a variety of reasons, including our wages and benefits, our productivity, our growth as individuals, and fulfilling our responsibilities. It is easy to forget, though, that as employees we have rights. This is because companies and businesses often feel like all-powerful and controlling entities. While they do have a lot of power and control, they aren't immune to legal challenges. And they certainly don't have legal justification to violate your rights.
Employees have many different rights, including the right to work in freedom of discrimination or sexual harassment; the right to a fair wage, and the right for that wage to be paid in full and on time; the right to any benefits granted under the Family Medical Leave Act; the right to workers' compensation; and the right to be fairly terminated.
If any of your rights are violated, then it is imperative that you consider your legal standing and consult with an experienced employment law attorney.
For example, if you are wrongfully terminated under circumstances that simply are unjust, then you could be entitled to compensation, and potentially employment, if your lawsuit is properly organized and executed. Your employer could fail to pay your your wages on time, or fail to pay you the appropriate amount for your work.
Any violation of your rights as an employee is an affront to all employees. Don't stand for it. Fight for your rights.