Knowing Your Rights As A Worker
When an employer hires you to do a job, they give you an opportunity to provide for yourself, and create a successful career. While your employer probably gives you a lot, you have certain rights as an employee that cannot be trampled on. In many cases, an employee does not want to get into any altercations with an employer, since it could fundamentally change their relationship. However, sometimes the issue cannot be avoided. As a worker, it’s up to you to know your rights.
If you are injured while on the job, you have the right to be compensated. In most cases, you can file a claim with workers compensation through your employer. Your employer has to pay into workers compensation in case anyone is hurt. You can get money for lost wages, medical bills and rehabilitation costs while you are not working due to injury. Sometimes, you may need to work with workplace lawyers to make sure that you are treated fairly when a claim is needed.
Sexual harassment is another area that often comes up in the workplace. As an employee, you have a right to be treated …