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Be prepared to stand up for your rights

| Sep 11, 2015 | Employee Rights |

Workers throughout Missouri know what it is like to be treated unfairly by their colleagues and employers. While the majority of workplaces throughout the state do not ascribe to such unfair practices, there are still all too many that do, and it is the employees who suffer as a result. Worse still, all too many feel like there is nowhere to turn and no way out as they fear that reporting the issue could cost them their job, leaving them and their family in financial jeopardy.

It is a concerning thought, yet you should not have to put up with unfair treatment at work. Whether it comes in the form of unsafe working conditions, discrimination, harassment or even unfair wages and working hours, you have the right to see the situation resolved. If your employer chooses to fire you for making a complaint, the chances are that this may be deemed to be retaliatory dismissal, so you may even be able to claim compensation.

If you are experiencing problems, then communicating with your employer is usually the first step. He or she may be able to help you settle the matter amicably and without further hassle. However, if nothing is done to support you, then it might be time to take legal action.

If you are suffering unfair treatment at work or you feel that your rights have been breached in any way, you might find our page on employment law helpful. Although the idea of challenging your employer may seem daunting at first, you deserve to be treated fairly and with respect, so do not be afraid to stand up for your rights. An attorney may be able to provide invaluable assistance and support as you prepare your case and may even be able to guide you through the legal process.

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