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Your Workplace Rights

Please select one of the following topics for further information:

Hiring & Classifications

Looking for a new job? Wondering if the questions you were asked at the interview were legal? This section addresses some of the most common issues you may encounter in the hiring process, and how you are classified as a worker may affect your workplace rights.

Discrimination

Are you being treated differently at work? If so, is it because of your race, sex, age, disability, national origin or religion? Wondering what other kinds of discrimination are illegal? Get the facts on workplace discrimination here.

Harassment & Other Workplace Problems

Whether you're being pressured to have sex with your boss, forced to listen to foul language or slurs, or wondering whether the comment you made might get you in trouble, you'll find this information on harassment and other problems you might encounter on the job to be helpful.

Unpaid Wages/Wage & Hour Problems

Not getting paid what your employer owes you? Are you forced to work overtime, but not receiving any extra pay? Get the facts on "wage and hour" laws here.

Benefits & Leaves

For most employees, your job isn't just about the pay, but also what benefits are included. Sick leave, disability leave, family/medical leave--the different kinds of leave you may be allowed to take can be confusing. Get information about health care coverage, pensions, leave eligibility and other benefit-related information here.

Privacy & Workplace Surveillance

Is somebody watching you? It just might be your employer. Find out here what rights to privacy in the workplace you do and do not have.

Health & Safety/Workplace Injuries

Is your workplace unsafe? Are you worried about getting hurt at work? Wondering what to do about it? Have questions about the workers' compensation system? Find the answers here.

Whistleblowing & Retaliation

Fighting back when you see your employer doing something wrong can be scary, and risky. But there are laws that can protect you in a number of situations. Learn more about how you might be protected when you blow the whistle or challenge illegal conduct.

Unions & Collective Action

Facing an organizing campaign at work (or want to get involved in one)? Already a union member but don't understand how things work? Fired for organizing or joining a union? This section covers information about your rights to organize and be in a union, and how unions work.

Termination & Unemployment

Whether you were suddenly fired, laid off, or asked to resign, you'll want to know what happens now that you are out of a job.

O'Malley & Madden Weekly Weekly

Topic of the Week

Blood Money: "What was your previous salary?"

The dreaded salary question. How to skillfully handle this tricky question and get the salary you deserve.

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Blog of the Week

The Supreme Court’s Latest Anti-Worker Decision Deals a Major Blow to the #MeToo Movement

After months of sustained public pressure targeting sexual harassment in workplaces across the United States, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday significantly undermined the power of workers to collectively challenge discrimination and abuse at the hands of their employers.

Thought for the Week

"When people are open and want to understand more about my experiences and why this is meaningful for me, then that's a great place to start."

–journalist Makkah Ali on observing Ramadan in the workplace.

List of the Week

from Workplace Fairness

Top 5 Workplace Rights Searches This Week: 

  • Final Pay
  • Unpaid Wages
  • Drug Testing
  • Vacation Pay
  • Sex/Gender Discrimination

 

 

Top Five News Headlines

  1. Civil Discourse - Talking politics at your dealership--or on social media--could cost your business employees and customers.
  2. Cheating workers out of wages is easier than ever
  3. Neil Gorsuch Just Demolished Labor Rights
  4. McDonald’s workers block headquarters and chant, 'We can see your greedy side'
  5. Supreme Court Decision Delivers Blow To Workers' Rights