Here are three things to know about employee legal rights in honor of Legal Awareness Day:
- Public Policy Violations:
If you suffer an adverse work consequence (demotion, firing, etc.) after complaining about something you reasonably believe to be against the law, the adverse action is against policy and is legally actionable.
Your belief about the illegality does not need to be correct, only reasonable.
- Sexual Harassment:
Sexual harassment is often looked at in context of the surrounding facts, as the same comments or conduct in two different situations can be viewed differently.
If someone is perceived to have welcomed certain conduct, including comments, sexual harassment becomes less clear and harder to prove. With this in mind, it is imperative