You have been working way many years in your company, it has been the environment in which you have grown personally and professionally. Here you have been blessed with some benefits, or you might have been stressed out with the irregularities in your workplace. No matter what your situation may be, you should always know your rights in the workplace.
While it is safe to assume that your employer understands and follows the workplace laws, there are still some who violate these laws. This is the very reason why you should be knowledgeable about your rights in the workplace. Most of us usually take these workplace laws for granted, but now is the time to recall the workplace laws that protect our rights as employees.
It is your right to discuss your salary with your co-employees. According to the National Labor Relations Act, employees must be able to discuss wages among themselves, and your employers have nothing to do against it. This right also allows the employees to effectively organize or form unions to uncover potential inequities in the workplace.
With the advancement of technology, the social media has been a medium for employees to voice out their emotions. It is your right to complain about work on social media, and your employer cannot punish or discipline you for doing so. As above-mentioned, employees have the ability to discuss wages and working conditions among themselves. Consequently, the National Labor Relations Act has warned the employers that employees have the right to say negative things about their jobs in public forums (and social media) without risk.
You also have the right for workplace safety regulations. This workplace law which passed the Occupational Safety and Health Act provided major federal workplace safety regulations. The passage of this OSH Act keeps millions of workers from work-related injuries, illnesses, and death.
It is important for every employee to know these workplace laws. As an employee, you should do your research to be in the know of these laws to protect your rights in the workplace.
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