Employee Rights

A right is the ability to engage in conduct that is protected by law or social sanction, free from interference by another party (such as an employer). For example, employees have the legal right to form a union. It is illegal for an employer to discourage employees from exercising their right to form a union by withholding pay increases from those who support the union.

The scope of employee rights has broadened in the last 50 years as the federal and state governments have enacted laws giving employees specific protections. Additionally, in the last few decades courts have been more willing to protect ...

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