"This compassionate, practical guide is a must read for employees and employers alike." -Jody Larimore, Human Resources Director, Northwest Region, Wells Fargo Bank
Take advantage of the workplace rules that protect you.
While it may seem that your employer holds all the cards at work, your have rights and legal protections that your employer must follow. It is important to understand the employment issues you face and how the interactions between employee and employer affect you.
Your Rights at Work guides you through the maze of regulations that concern you. It teaches you how to protect yourself and when to use the rights you are entitled to. Use the practical advice it gives along with the following features to get the most out of your job.
Frequently Asked Questions Tips to Survive Discipline Q and A on Settling Your Dispute Taking Your Case to Court Reporting Illegal Harassment Handling a Termination EEOC Office Directory State Discrimination Enforcement Agencies Hiring an Attorney Plus much, much more
Richard C. Busse was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, grew up in Southern California, and graduated from San Diego State University with a B.S. degree in marketing. He obtained his law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.
Mr. Busse began practicing employment law in 1975. From 1975 to 1981 he defended employment cases, both with a defense firm and in his capacity as Chief Deputy County Counsel for Multnomah County, Oregon, the state's most populous c
Table of Contents
SECTION ONE: UNDERSTANDING EMPLOYMENT LAW Chapter 1: Our Legal System The Law Stages of Litigation
Chapter 2: Discrimination Proving Discrimination Federal Remedies Procedural Hurdles State Law Protection Rights of Rejected Applicants Protection for Private Employees
Chapter 4: Tort Claims Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress Fraud Intentional Interference with Economic Relations Invasion of Privacy Defamation Negligence
Chapter 5: Employment Contracts Contract-Making Opportunities Enforcing Contracts Employee Handbooks Past Practice Duration of Employment Contracts Implied by Law The Covenant of Good Faith The Problem with Contract Claims Negotiated, Written Contracts Termination Provisions Compensation Special Clauses
Chapter 6: A Closer Look at Title VII
Race Discrimination National Origin Discrimination Gender Discrimination Sexual Orientation Discrimination Religious Discrimination
Chapter 7: Sexual Harassment Supervisors Coworkers Identifying Sexual Harassment
Chapter 8: Age and ERISA Discrimination Age Discrimination Employee’s Remedies ERISA Discrimination
Chapter 9: Federal Rights of Disabled Workers The Rehabilitation Act The Americans with Disabilities Act
Chapter 10: Whistleblowing and Retaliation Statutes Opposition Statutes Statutes Relating to Protected Activities StateLaws
Chapter 11: Employee Benefits and Working Conditions The Family and Medical Leave Act Retirement Legislation (ERISA) COBRA Rights The Fair Labor Standards Act The Davis-Bacon Act Plant Closure Legislation Occupational Safety and Health Act Workers’ Compensation Laws Unemployment Compensation Drug Testing Laws Employee Polygraph Protection Act Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Garnishment Immigration Laws and the Workplace Rights to Unionize
Chapter 13: Distinct Employee Groups Government Employees Union Employees
SECTION TWO: USING EMPLOYMENT LAW Chapter 14: Reasons for Discrimination Prejudice Resentment Due to Affirmative Action Frustration Due to Accommodations Anger Greed Fear
Chapter 15: Workplace Harassment Reporting Illegal Harassment Retaliation for Reporting Illegal Harassment Cooperating with the Investigation The Reporting Aftermath Common Questions Concerning Workplace Harassment
Chapter 16: Surviving Employer Discipline Surviving Pending Discipline Verbal Warning Written Warning Suspension or Involuntary Leave Union Employees The Aftermath Tips to Survive Employer Discipline
Chapter 17: Handling a Termination
Chapter 18: Evaluating Your Legal Case Potential Success in Court No Case is Perfect
Chapter 19: Hiring an Attorney Determining if You Need an Attorney Selecting an Attorney Types of Attorneys Fees Retainer Agreements Changing Attorneys
Chapter 20: Filing a Lawsuit The Prefiling Stage The Postfiling Stage The Trial Stage The Appeal Stage
Chapter 21: Settling Your Case
SECTION THREE: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR RIGHTS IN THE WORKPLACE
Glossary Appendix A: EEOC Office Directory Appendix B: State Discrimination Laws and Agencies Appendix C: Notable Wrongful Discharge Cases Notes Index About the Author