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As An Employee You Have Certain Rights

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If you work for someone else, it is their job to protect you from certain things, and ensure that you are being treated well. As such, you have rights that you need to be aware of. Unfortunately, there are some business owners out there that aren’t so great and can make you feel as though you have to do things that you don’t have to do. In this article, we’re going to be looking at some of the rights that you have as an employee, so if you want to know more keep reading.

To Feel Safe

The first right that you have is to feel safe. When you are on the business premises, you have the right to feel safe at your job. If you don’t, then you need to make sure that someone knows about it immediately. This is the only way that anything is going to get done, so we recommend going straight to your boss and telling them what the issue is. If the problem happens to be your boss, then go straight over their head to the HR department of the building. They will be able to help you figure out how you can feel safe while you are at work and deal with any issues that you are having. Whatever reason is bothering you will be taken care of, and if it isn’t, then you are well within your rights to take legal action.

To Be Free From Discrimination

You are also entitled to be free from discrimination in the workplace. Now, this can be age, sexuality, race, gender and a number of other things, but none of these should impact the way that people are treating you. The only reflection of you should be the way that you are with other people and how well you do your job, that’s it. If there are any comments, threats, or anything that is counted as discrimination, then you must notify someone higher up in the business than you. This is illegal, and the person or people who are discriminating against you should be punished.

Payment For Services

Finally, you are entitled to be paid for any work that you carry out on behalf of someone else. As an employee, everything that you do is for the benefit of the company and for your boss, and you have a right to be paid for this. If your employer is holding money that you have earned away from you and refuses to give it, then you should look into getting a wage theft attorney to help you fight your case. Any jobs that you have completed you should be paid for as stipulated in your contract or any other form of communication. If your employer is being unreasonable, then leave it to the attorney to sort on your behalf.

We hope that you have found this article helpful, and now know some of the rights that you have as an employee. Good luck, and make sure that you are always abiding by your rights, and never letting anyone take advantage.

 

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Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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