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Workplace Issues

This section links to employee rights topics regarding the workplace, such as drug testing, office dress code (including employee uniforms), employee privacy, sexual harassment and working for a bad boss.

Workplace Topics

Bad Boss in the Workplace
Resources for dealing or coping with a bad boss. Includes information about avenues of relief, should your bad boss violate your employee rights indicated.

Defamation in the Workplace
Defines defamation in terms of the workplace, background checks and employment in general, under relevant laws. Also called defamation of character or slander or libel.

Drug Testing in the Workplace
Addresses employee rights and common employee concerns regarding workplace drug testing.

Employee Workplace Privacy Rights
Why employee workplace privacy rights are virtually nonexistent. Provides information about laws, lawsuits and lawyers.

Hostile Work Environment
Defines what constitutes a hostile workplace in the legal sense. Lists the laws that prohibit it and guides victims and witnesses to the avenue of relief.

Medical Marijuana and Employment Drug Testing
Discover whether an employer may legally fire or refuse to hire you, because you failed an employment drug test for legally using medical marijuana off the job.

Nepotism in the Workplace
Nepotism means favoring relatives, such as when making employment decisions. It's not universally illegal in employment, but its consequences might constitute employment discrimination. Learn more.

Workplace Dress Code Policy
About employer office and business dress code policies, and the employee discrimination charges that might result. Includes information about employee uniforms.

Topics Related to Workplace Issues

Click on a link below to display the related topic indicated. Click on the red arrow to display the section from which the related topic originates.

Cross-linked from Safety & HealthSafety and Health in the Workplace
Employee rights regarding occupational safety and health standards in the workplace and elsewhere on the job. Also provides links to the government agencies that investigate employer violations of the standards.

Cross-linked from DiscriminationSexual Harassment in the Workplace
What constitutes illegal sexual harassment in the workplace for either males or females, the laws that prohibit it, and the legal recourse to which your employee rights entitle you, should it happen to you.

Cross-linked from DiscriminationWorkplace Harassment
Sexual harassment is only one type of harassment at work. Discover what constitutes other illegal forms of harassment in the workplace and which Federal laws prohibit it.

Cross-linked from RetaliationWorkplace Retaliation
Generally explains prohibited workplace retaliation, along with avenues of relief for victims under relevant laws.

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