When it comes to work, everyone expects to be treated fairly and enjoy the work they’ve been hired to do. But unfortunately, many Americans are subject to cruel and illegal treatment by their employers. Whether it’s wrongful termination or sexual harassment, or many...
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Employees are sometimes wrongfully terminated from their jobs. This can happen for a number of reasons, such as discrimination, retaliation, or simply because the employer wants to get rid of the employee. If you have been wrongfully fired from your job, there are a...
It's no secret that random drug testing is becoming increasingly common in workplaces across the United States. Since federal laws mandated employer-issued drug guidelines in 1988, companies across the country have rushed into compliance. But what are your rights when...
American employees have certain privacy rights when it comes to their employment. This includes the right to keep their personal emails private, the right not to be spied on, and the right to keep their social media profiles private. In this chapter, we discuss...
The United States is one of the only developed countries that doesn’t require employers to guarantee paid vacation days. While employers have the right to set vacation days with employees according to their own policies and discretion, there are rules they must...
In the 19th and early 20th centuries, there were few laws that protected workers in the United States. As time progressed, labor unions, the federal government, and the Supreme Court demanded, passed and upheld labor laws to end employee exploitation. Still, people...
Due to so many different circumstances, people across the United States are beginning to work two jobs to reach their financial goals, save for the future, and achieve employment flexibility. This phenomenon is known as overemployment, and it’s not an entirely new...
Discrimination in the workplace can take many different forms. You may be treated unfairly because of your gender, race, age, or religion. You might not get hired because you have a disability or are a member of the LGBTQ+ community. No matter what form it takes,...
For almost all American women, pregnancy is an amazing, life-changing moment. For many women, their jobs accommodate them with maternity leave up until and after delivery. But unfortunately, accessing maternity leave can be problematic for some. If your employer...
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