Be aware of your rights as an employee

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Posted by Legal Team On October 6, 2014

It is important to do your job well and to perform the functions of your occupation in a way that will please and impress your superiors. This often includes taking orders and being subordinate to those who are above you on the corporate ladder. However, it is equally important to be aware of your rights as an employee. Do not think that just because of their position within the company that your supervisors can get away with illegal behavior.

California law takes employee rights very seriously, and as attorneys in the San Francisco area, we do all we can to help employees ensure that their rights are not violated. Thanks to both federal laws and state laws, employees can go to work safe in the knowledge that they will not be taken advantage of or discriminated against. It might surprise you just how much protection is afforded to you as an employee.

Obviously it is illegal for employers to discriminate against you based on your race and gender, but you are also protected from pregnancy discrimination, disability discrimination, and even age discrimination. Employees are also protected from sexual harassment. For a more detailed view of various employee rights, visit our webpage.

There are any number of reasons that you may be hesitant to make use of your protections, not the least of which could be concern over being fired in retaliation. Fortunately, employees are also protected from retaliation and wrongful termination. If you have been wronged by your employer, the law is on your side. We can give you a free consultation to discuss whether or not your employers are violating your rights, and potentially see you compensated for the wrongs that you have suffered.