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Worker Type

Different kinds of workers have different legal rights. Whether you're a contractor, temp, or full-time permanent employee, you'll want to know the important distinctions which affect the rights of certain employees.

Hiring

Looking for a new job? Wondering if the questions you were asked at the interview were legal? This section addresses some of the most common issues you may encounter in the hiring process.

Discrimination

Are you being treated differently at work? If so, is it because of your race, sex, age, disability, national origin or religion? Wondering what other kinds of discrimination are illegal? Get the facts on workplace discrimination here.

Harassment

Whether you're being pressured to have sex with your boss, forced to listen to foul language or slurs, or wondering whether the comment you made might get you in trouble, you'll find this information on harassment to be helpful.

Pay & Hours

Not getting paid what your employer owes you? Are you forced to work overtime, but not receiving any extra pay? Get the facts on “wage and hour” laws here.

Benefits

For most employees, your job isn't just about the pay, but also what benefits are included. Get information about health care coverage, pensions and other benefit-related information here.

Leaves

Sick leave, disability leave, family/medical leave—the different kinds of leave you may be allowed to take can be confusing. Learn about your eligibility for leave here.

Privacy

Is somebody watching you? It just might be your employer. Find out here what rights to privacy in the workplace you do and do not have.

Health & Safety

Is your workplace unsafe? Are you worried about getting hurt at work? Wondering what to do about it? Find the answers here.

Injuries/Illness

Have you been injured on the job? Have questions about the workers' compensation system? This section covers how to cope with on-the-job injuries and illnesses.

Whistleblowing And Retaliation

Fighting back when you see your employer doing something wrong can be scary, and risky. But there are laws that can protect you in a number of situations. Learn more about how you might be protected when you blow the whistle or challenge illegal conduct.

Unions

This section covers information about unions.

Termination

Whether you were suddenly fired, laid off, or asked to resign, you'll want to know what happens now that you are out of a job.

Unemployment

Once you're unemployed, are you eligible to collect unemployment insurance payments? Find out here where to go and how to get started.

Other

Have questions about other workplace topics not covered above? The answers may be here.