Employment laws exist to protect workers against exploitation; however, it can be difficult for them to do this when workers are so often underinformed as to what their rights are. Below are answers to five of the most common — and most commonly misunderstood — employment-related questions you might have:
- What Is At-Will Employment?
Most employment in the United States is “at will,” meaning that an employer can fire you at any time even if you have done nothing wrong. Your employer is not required to tell you why you are being dismissed, or give you a warning. However, there are some important limits in place; you cannot, for example, be fired based on discrimination against your race, color, religion, sex, national origin or disability status. Some jurisdi