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Your Workplace Rights

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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.

Sherrod Weekly Weekly

Topic of the Week

Duly Noted: Taking Effective Notes at Work

Ever look across your desk to see stacks of note pads and notes that are mostly unintelligible? Welcome to the club.

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Blog of the Week

Uber ignored its diversity problem. Now it’s paying for it in spades.

Uber is under fire after a former engineer made headlines for publishing a detailed account of her experiences with sexual harassment—and Uber executives not addressing it. The timing seems particularly awful for Uber, which just lost 200,000 customers for the way it handled President Donald Trump’s immigration ban. But Uber has been one of the few holdouts not tackling the problems of diversity and inclusion that ail much of Silicon Valley. Now, the company has to pay for it.

Thought for the Week

""We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.""

–Franklin Delano Roosevelt

List of the Week

from Workplace Options

Generational Training Gaps: Young and Old Learn Differently

  • Of workers age 18-29, 75 % said workplace trainings would be more valuable if they were available remotely through hand-held mobile devices
  • 40 percent of respondents age 30 to 45 believed this, and 
  • Only 26 percent age 46 to 65 reflected this view.

Top Five News Headlines

  1. Maryland paid sick leave bill clears House committee
  2. Acosta Labor Department May Go Light on Litigation
  3. Two From Big Law On Trump’s Labor List
  4. Parents fight for higher wages for childcare workers
  5. Ben’s Kosher Deli owner denies reports he fired workers

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