Just like the infamous Paul Simon song, "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover," there are countless ways for your boss to fire you from a job. However, this does not mean that all of the ways you could be terminated are lawful. For example, if you get fired in a way that violates state or federal laws, you could be the victim of wrongful termination.
Some employees in the United States benefit from certain privileges under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). This law specifically protects the jobs of workers employed at firms with 50-plus employees (within a radius of 75 miles) as well as workers employed by private and public schools and public agencies.
Your employer's sexual harassment policy should help prevent and limit instances of sexual harassment in your workplace, give clear guidelines about what sexual harassment is and offer you direction and procedures to follow in the event that you become a victim of this highly unconscionable behavior.
Lynda Resnick is known as a pioneering female entrepreneur and the co-owner of The Wonderful Company. According to Forbes, she is also the 10th richest self-made woman in the U.S.
Employees in the United States have a wide variety of legal rights under federal law. These rights, codified by specific federal laws, are not available to all employees, but they are available to many of them. Let's briefly review three of the laws that grant employees specific rights: