Many people see their careers as more than "just a job." It becomes their livelihood, and it is a pillar of their being. They want to do everything possible to advance their career and to further the company's vision and initiatives.
Then there are many people that see their careers simply as a means to an end, a way to make enough money to live their life. This doesn't make them bad employees. Instead, they have a different focus and different life goals.
Whether you belong to the first group or the second, the rights granted to you as a worker are the same. And whether you care about your job deeply, or you simply see it as a 9-to-5 that allows you to live, you should still be aware of the impact your professional life can have on you -- especially if your rights are being infringed upon.
If your employer is treating you unfairly or with malice, it can have a profound impact on your life. Your benefits could be lost or depleted; your income can be lost or reduced; your personal well-being and confidence can be undermined; and your emotional state can be severely affected by the actions of your employer.
If your company or employer discriminates against you, violates your rights to hours and wages, manipulates your title or position, or threatens retaliation or acts upon retaliatory instincts, then they are in violation of your rights. The victim should consider legal action and get in touch with an attorney.