For a lucky few who make a living doing what they love, going to work is a pleasure to be looked forward to. For others, however, it can become a necessary chore that is only borderline tolerable. In this case, extra stresses beyond those normally experienced at the workplace can serve to exacerbate the situation and cause many to dread their daily routine. When these negative external factors become a chronic problem, it is important to know your legal rights, as well as the steps necessary to resolve any contributing issues.
Disagreements with co-workers and management, racial and gender discrimination, ethical discrepancies and even bullying can all lead to an unpleasant work experience. Although laws have been put into place to protect the rights of both employees and employers, many of us are unaware of the full scope of our rights, or may find ourselves in a situation where asserting our rights can seem risky. By increasing our understanding of the legal issues at play in the workplace, we can equip ourselves to stand up for our personal rights, subsequently creating a safer, more enjoyable work environment for all parties involved. In turn, this leads to a more productive environment that is conducive to progress, innovation and success.
If you are experiencing a violation of your rights in the workplace, or would like to know more about laws related to labor and the employer/employee relationship, join us for our free seminar “All Work and no Play: When Your Work Becomes Difficult.”