DISCRIMINATION OR HARASSMENT

Are you being treated differently than other employees?  If so, is it because you are a different sex, race, national origin, age or because you have a disability?

 

FMLA, WORKERS’ COMPENSATION AND ADA

Do you or a family member need medical leave?  Do you know if you are entitled to reinstatement after your leave?  Do you know what your rights are under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) as well as other federal and possibly state laws? 

Do you need an accommodation to be able to do your job?  Do you know when you are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?

 

FLSA, EQUAL PAY ACT AND OTHER WAGE CLAIMS

Are you working overtime and not getting paid time and one-half?

Are there times that you work for which you don’t get paid?

Do men in the same position as you with the same qualifications make more money?

 

RIGHTS UPON TERMINATION

Are you able to challenge discipline or termination through a Civil Service Appeal or other Administrative process?

Do you know if you are entitled to severance when you leave a job?  What about vacation leave and sick pay?

Can your employer give you a negative reference?

 

CONTRACT ISSUES

Is your new job asking you to sign a contract?  What about a non-disclosure or non-competition agreement?

Is your employer failing to live up to the promises in your employment contract?

 

PROTECTED CONCERTED ACTIVITY

Does your employer frown upon you talking to coworkers about how much you are paid?

 

WHISTLEBLOWING

Are you being punished because you reported illegal activity going on at your workplace?

 

OSHA

Are there safety hazards at your workplace?  Do you know if those are covered under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)?