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Know your rights regarding work and mental health issues

Mental health issues are very common. However, many people still don't realize that their mental health conditions are entitled to the same workplace protections that physical disabilities are accorded through the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has also published information to help spread awareness of the rights of mentally ill employees.

Amazon faces renewed charges of pregnancy discrimination

Imagine this: You're pregnant. The law -- and your employee handbook -- guarantee you at least three 10-minute breaks during your shift. To take your break to go to the bathroom, you have to call your supervisor over and let them know that you need to leave, then navigate your way across a massive warehouse floor to the bathrooms, hope that you don't have to wait and somehow manage to navigate your way back to your assigned station within that 10-minute period.

Don't let your employer get away with violating your rights

Most people only have a vague idea of what rights they have as employees. Young people, especially, often lack the experience to know when they're being cheated or abused by an employer. However, even older workers can be taken advantage of -- especially if they're from poor socio-economic classes, immigrants who don't speak much English or they're afraid of losing their job and not finding another one.