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Don't Sleep on Your Rights: Your Rights as an Employee
Employees at every level hold legal rights, and are protected under the law from wrongful termination in many ways. If you have at least 4 years of tenure with your employer, you may have the right not to be terminated without good cause. You're entitled to be treated fairly, honestly and in good faith.
What Is a Whistleblower?
Whistleblowing activity has been reported as early as the time of King David. Nathan the Prophet impugned King David for his wrongdoings in taking Uriah’s wife, Bathsheba, after causing Uriah’s death by the sword. Relating the parable of the rich man who took a baby ewe from a poor kinsman to feed a wayfarer, Nathan identifies King David himself as the rich man – taking from the poor and giving to a visitor.
As a responsible employee, you don’t want to stir up trouble in the workplace. You must also know, however, that you have rights that are protected under the law for reporting unlawful activities to your employer or to a regulatory agency of the government.
HAVE YOU BEEN
Have you been wrongfully terminated from your employment?
Whether a termination is wrongful depends greatly on the circumstances. Length of time on the job, statements of company policy, the employee handbook, and other factors are all to be considered in answering this question.
You are also protected under law in other ways against unfair treatment in the workplace.
Discrimination based upon age, race, color, religion, gender, gender identity and sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship status,
disability or medical condition are today recognized as unlawful bases for a termination.
Your employment situation may be different, perhaps in significant ways, than that of other employees who are wrongfully terminated. The criteria for
determining when a termination is wrongful depends greatly on the
See "Don't Sleep on Your Rights." If you have questions about your
particular situation, you should consult a qualified employment lawyer. We are available to answer those questions, and would like to hear from you.