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Can my employer monitor me with video cameras while on the job?

There are arguments that can be made both for and against the use of video cameras for the purpose of surveillance. And of course, the specifics of the circumstances in which the cameras are employed is extremely significant. On one hand, businesses and even private residences may strategically place cameras for security reasons. But conversely, video cameras can also be used in an effort to violate the privacy rights of individuals.

What actions may indicate age discrimination?

As we get older, some of our best traits grow even stronger. We have more experience, wisdom and compassion. One would like to think that all of these attributes would be considered of value in the workplace. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. And sadly, sometimes older workers are the recipients of discriminatory acts based on their age.

Sexual harassment can affect victims beyond the workplace

We all have pressures at work. Simply performing our daily tasks can be stressful, and as such we all need an environment that allows us to focus so we can do the best job possible. Any sort of undue personal interference by supervisors or coworkers doesn't just impede your ability to function on the job, but could also cause emotional turmoil that affects every aspect of your life.

The Fair Labor Standards Act provides you with important rights

Far too often we are all guilty of forgetting just how privileged we are to live and work in the United States. One of the reasons that we are admired worldwide is that as citizens we are granted certain rights and privileges. These rights and privileges extend not only to our personal lives, but our work lives as well. And one of the legal cornerstones from which we derive benefits is the Fair Labor Standards Act.

How do I approach the issue of accommodations with my employer?

When a person suffers a debilitating injury, he or she may have to adapt to an entirely new lifestyle. And these changes will likely extend to every aspect of daily living, including how to function at work. Fortunately, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Fair Employment and Housing Act contain rules requiring employers to provide reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities.