Employee Rights You Should Be Aware Of
It’s been a year since the whole pandemic started and it seems like there’s still a long way to go before we can fully resume our normal lives. This includes our normal working lives. As an employee, you are vital to the survival of a business… which is why it’s important to know what your rights are. We are protected by the law and because it’s 2021, we don’t put up with unfair treatment anymore.
When you are legally working under a company with a binding contract, your employer has no right to dismiss you without any notice or if they fail to inform you within the notice period of your contract. If your employer does this to you, approach an employment lawyer so they can advice you about the best way to go about it. If it can be proven that your employer did indeed conduct wrongful termination, they are subject to pay your for any losses incurred, such as loss of wages.
Constructive termination, or constructive dismissal, occurs when you are forced to resign from your job due to your employer’s misconduct. Examples of these are demotion for no reason, refusing to pay you, allowing employees to harass you, or making unreasonable changes to your working hours. With the help of an employment lawyer, you’ll need to be able to provide proof of breach of contract. Without any substantial evidence, it may be difficult to prove it and claim damages.
Termination Without Cause/Severance
When an employee is terminated without cause, they are entitled to severance pay based on factors like their age, how long they’ve been with the company, and so on. However, if an employee is terminated due to proper cause, such as theft and sexual assault, they are not entitled to receive any severance pay. If your employee terminates you without cause btu refuses to give you severance pay, contact an employment lawyers to help you calculate how much severance you should be receiving.
As an employee, it is important to be familiar with the rights you have. Some employers like to take advantage of the fact that we know nothing about our rights and go about doing whatever they wish to do. A company does not function the way it is without good employees like yourself making it possible.