Employment Law

Just about every job you can think of comes with certain rights that your employer must abide by such as being treated fairly and with respect and being paid for work that you do. Regardless of your age, sex, race, religion, or sexual orientation, you are entitled to basic rights in the workplace regardless of where you live and work. While employment law differs from state to state, there are certain “unalienable” rights all employees are due. Because employment law is very complex and does vary in each state, if you feel you have been wronged in the workplace, it is imperative that you seek the legal assistance of a knowledgeable, experienced employment law attorney in your state.

The “legalese” definition of employment law sums it up quite precisely:

Employment law is the large body of laws, administrative rulings, and precedents which encompass all areas of the employer/employee relationship. Employment law is governed by thousands of federal and state statutes, administrative regulations, and judicial decisions. Some of the topics covered by employment law include: employment discrimination; wages; unemployment compensation; pensions; workplace safety; and Workers’ Compensation.

You can see why employment law is such a vast area and requires expert knowledge that only an employment law attorney can provide. Many people are not even aware of their rights as employees and for this reason, some employers may try to take advantage of an employee’s lack of knowledge in this area. These unscrupulous employers may try to use little tricks or tactics to get away with under-paying an employee or to get employees to do tasks that are really not part of their job description. Many employees do whatever their employer asks of them for fear of getting fired, but this should not be the case. Employees should know their rights, and when those rights are trampled on, they should contact an experienced employment lawyer who can take action against an unethical or even criminal employer.

Examples of Employment Law Issues

A qualified employment lawyer will handle workplace issues such as:

Wrongful Termination of Employment or Demotion
Employment Discrimination (age, race, religion, sexual orientation)
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Disability Discrimination
Pregnancy Discrimination
Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA)
Retaliatory Termination of Employment
Discrimination Based on Military Service (USERRA)
Family Medical Leave Act /Family Rights Act
Title VII
Overtime Pay Claims
Meal and Restroom Break Claims


About the Author:
The Cochran Firm has employment lawyers with decades of experience who will review the details of your case and advise you of what your legal rights are, so please visit their website today and find an office near you.
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