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Do federal workers have free speech rights?

The right to free speech seems ingrained in the American DNA. But, it is not an absolute right, there are plenty of limits for the good of the public, to protect secrets, to stop libel and slander, and to ensure that employees don't abuse their position in a company or organization. The right to free speech is heavily curbed when you are on another person's time (i.e. when you are working). This means that there is a certain honor system between employers and employees and when there is an employee or boss who violates that honor system, relations can break down.

Why a Wrongful Termination Petition Should Not Stress You

You finally landed your dream job after years of painstakingly searching for one. With such a post, you dedicate adequate time and other resources to ensure that every task is completed with satisfaction. Making a lasting impression on the minds of bosses serves as a constant reminder of what needs to be done. For the first few months or years, the work transition has successfully transitioned into a smooth sailing. It appears nothing could go wrong.

Employee handbook could help prove wrongful termination

Being fired from a job could leave anyone feeling dazed and confused. In such a situation, it's normal to experience a wide range of emotions. At first, you may feel shock and embarrassment. Often a termination is the result of some sort of shortcoming, and no one wants to feel like they were doing a substandard job. But if you have been dismissed from a job, it is also important to look at the situation objectively and ask yourself if the termination was justified.

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.

Employers cannot terminate workers for reporting safety issues

When you are at your place of employment, there are state and federal regulations in place to help ensure that you enjoy many important protections. Some of these regulations were created specifically to help keep workers from getting hurt while on the job.

You cannot be fired for refusing to commit an illegal act

You may be familiar with the concept of whistleblowing. That is, informing the authorities of illegal acts your employer is engaging in. You may also know that it is illegal for your employer to fire you for whistleblowing. However, did you also know that it is illegal for your employer to fire you for refusing to be complicit in illegal actions? Even if you are not a whistleblower, your employer cannot fire you for refusing to participate.

How can legal aid help me with a wrongful termination?

Being wrongfully terminated can do more than simply leave you unemployed and financially unstable; it can make you question your abilities as a worker, undermine your confidence and leave you wondering if you will ever find employment again. You may think that since one company fired you for a wrongful reason, you will face similar discrimination or harassment wherever you go. The truth is that most companies, particularly in San Francisco, take employee satisfaction very seriously.

California residents do not have to suffer unlawful termination

It is difficult to tell which situation is more unfortunate: being illegally mistreated at work but remaining employed or losing your job for unlawful reasons. On the one hand, you have an income and employment, but your days are likely extremely uncomfortable and stressful if you are facing discrimination or sexual harassment. On the other hand, you are free from such a toxic environment, but you have lost your income and way of life for wrong and unlawful reasons.