Employment Law Attorneys
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Employment law (also known as labor law) has two distinct branches. The first concerns itself with the relationship between employers and unions, and the second addresses concerns about employees' right at work through their contractual relationship with an employer.
Anti-discrimination policies are at the heart of employment law. The labor law movement began with demanding eight hour work days, minimum wage, and absolutely no anti-discrimination rights based on sex, religion, national origin, or disability. Today this area of law as tremendously expanding to protect employees' rights through unions and settling disputes with employers.
Employment law addresses every aspect of an employer-employee relationship. There are strict guidelines that address the interview process and what can not be asked and even the correct procedures an employer has to go through before deciding to dismiss someone. All of these procedures have evolved from the anti-discrimination policies that have formed since labor law was formed.
At the heart of every employment agreement today is a contract which governs your relationship with your employer. It is important to know your status as an employee. For example, if you are an at will employee you may be dismissed at any time, but of course there are certain procedures. You still can not be dismissed for discriminatory reasons regardless of your status. It is imperative that you have an employment lawyer to explain your rights and obligations as an employee so that you are protecting not just your job, but your civil rights.