Whether you just started a new job or have been with the same employer for years or even decades, it can be difficult to ascertain what rights are afforded to employees and what protections they actually have. This can make it rather challenging when an employee finds himself or herself in a dispute with an employer or a co-worker.
While employment law issues can come from both sides of the employer-employee relationship, at Mitchell Pollack & Associates, PLLC, our experienced attorneys understand the sensitive nature of an employee rights dispute and how such problems affect workers. Thus, we are dedicated to serving New York residents in Westchester County and helping them navigate these often challenging problems.
Some employee rights are more apparent than others. Although employees may understand the employee benefits they are afforded, like their salary or vacation time, the protections offered to them are often less clear. For example, employees are protected from wrongful termination. They are also protected from retaliation, discrimination based on prohibited grounds and sexual harassment. Additionally, employees have the right to file a whistleblower claim if they believe illegal acts are occurring in the workplace, a wage and hour claim if they are not being paid fairly and even file an action regarding an employment contract dispute.
No matter what industry you are in or how long you have been with a company, each and every employee in New York is afforded rights. If you believe that your rights are being violated, it is important to take further action. Our skilled attorneys have the resources needed to investigate these claims and help employees better understand their rights and options.
To learn more, check out our law firm's employee rights webpage. In order to fight for your rights, you need to be aware of the laws that protect you. Once informed, it is important to take action to hold and employer accountable and even collect compensation for damages suffered.