- Protesting Against Actions Resulting in Emotional Distress
- Protesting Wrongful Job Termination
- Requesting Access to Personnel File
- Protesting Derogatory Reference Given to a Prospective Employer
- Requesting Severance Pay
- Demanding Final Pay
- Protesting Wrong Information in the Personnel File
- Protest Against Racial Harassment
- Protesting Retaliation Discrimination
- Filing Appeal Against Wrongful Disciplinary Action
- Appealing Denial of Unemployment Insurance
- Denial of Overtime
- Filing Claim Against Discriminatory Pay
- Protesting Against Unsafe Working Condition
- Filing Complaint Against Age Discrimination
- Protesting Race Discrimination
- Protest Against Blacklisting
- Demanding Accrued Vacation Pay
- Demanding Earned Bonus
Employee Health and Safety Rights
Rights to employee under the law
- Employees can refuse to perform in a dangerous environment.
- Employees are allowed to strike to protest unsafe conditions.
- Employees may initiate an OSHA inspection for an alleged dangerous working condition by filing a safety complaint.
- Employees cannot be retaliated against for filing a safety complaint.
- All employers should furnish a workplace for the employee that is free from recognized hazards.
- Employees can request paid time off to seek medical treatment during working hours.
- Employee can participate in OSHA inspections and pre-hearing conferences, and can review inspection hearings.
- Employees can assist the OSHA compliance officer in determining whether violationshave occurred.
- Employees can petition that their employers provide adequate emergency exits, environmental control devices, and the ready availability of medical personnel.
- Employees can request eating facilities in areas that have not been exposed to toxic substances.
- Employees must be provided personal protective equipment for their eyes, ears, head, feet, and respiratory system.
Enforcing authority: OSHA (a division of the U.S Department of Labor) has the exclusive authority for enforcing the OSHA Act. Individual workers cannot file OSHA lawsuits.
Penalty: If violations are found, penalties may be imposed, with fines of up to $100,000 for each violation and/or imprisonment for up to three years for employers and key personnel who willfully or repeatedly violate OSHA laws or fail to correct a hazard within the specified time limit.
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- Employee Rights on Personnel Files
- Employee Distress Rights
- Employee Rights on Employer Policies
- Employee Right on Discipline
- Employee Defamation Right
- Employees Right-Whistle Blowing
- Leave of Absence and Vacation
- Employee Rights-Injuries and Illness
- Non-compete Agreement
- Employee Pension Right
- Employee Benefit Right
- Employee Rights on References
- Employee Rights on Criminal Records
- Employee Rights on Fraud
- Employee Right on Assault and Battery
- Employee False Imprisonment Right
- Employee Negligence Right
- Employee Right-Political Activity
- Government Agencies
- Employees Right on Union/Group Activity
- Worker's Compensation Right
- Tables - State Law
- Employee Right Glossary