It is illegal for an employer to make decisions about job assignments and promotions based on an employee’s race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.


Examples of Employee Workplace Violations

  • Unpaid Compensable Time.
  • Vacation Time.
  • Unpaid Commission or Bonus.
  • Misclassification of Employees.
  • Overtime and Comp Time.
  • False Reporting.
  • Minimum Wage Violations.
  • Whistleblower Retaliation.

One of the most common human rights violations in the workplace involves employee disability.

The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) covers private sector businesses who have two or more employees. It requires employers to keep the workplace free from hazardous conditions

If the employee is fired only for refusing to do something illegal requested by his employer, the employee can sue the employer for wrongful discharge. … In short, it promotes obeying the law and protects employees who are forced to face the difficult choice of performing an illegal act or possibly being fired.