Every day, the cities of the United States fill with workers who come and go from their workspaces, either fulfilling a full or part-time workday. But many of these employees do not realize the injustices they suffer in their work daily because their employers abuse and violate the labor laws of their workers. As attorneys with extensive experience in the labor law field, we want to help you learn more about your legal role as an employee in the United States.
First, you have the right to work in a safe work environment, and your employer must ensure the safety of the space in which you work. Second, if this place does not have the necessary conditions to be considered safe, you have the right to file a complaint and demand the security needed to perform your job optimally.
As an employee, you also have the right to receive a fair wage according to the activities and hours worked. In case you notice that your salary does not match the hours you work, then you have the right to demand an increase, which, if it is denied, you can demand through a labor lawyer. Your boss will not be able to retaliate or denigrate and mistreat you for simply demanding your due, as it is your right as an employer to work in optimal and well-paid space.
We would like to emphasize that discrimination is something that also happens in some work environments, which is illegal and must be reported. No employer or co-worker should make you feel uncomfortable because of your race, national origin, or religion. This also applies to cases of discrimination based on your sexual orientation.
In your workplace, no one can diminish you and make you feel less. To perform your job correctly, you must surround yourself with a positive, safe environment. In this way, you will perform to the best of your abilities, which will be beneficial for both the employee and the employer. Don’t be afraid to assert your employment rights.