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Are You Being Mistreated At Work?

Mistreated

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For many people, their time at work is difficult and often pretty unexciting. That shouldn’t really come as much of a surprise, after all, the clue is in the name! However, there’s a big difference between working a job that isn’t particularly engaging or that you don’t really like, and being treated so poorly that every day at work is utterly miserable. Sadly there are plenty of people for whom the latter is a day-to-day reality. Far too many employees are treated in ways that are not only unfair but potentially illegal without realizing that there are things that they can do about it. After all, we all deserve to find a career that we really love. With that in mind, here are some ways in which employers can treat their staff unfairly and how you can fight against it.

Workplace discrimination is one of the biggest problems that a lot of people will face in their lives. It can often be enough to make a lot of people want to give up on their careers entirely.

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Discrimination

Workplace discrimination is one of the biggest problems that a lot of people will face in their lives. It can often be enough to make a lot of people want to give up on their careers entirely. And that’s just when they’re dealing with it from colleagues. Things get a whole lot worse when it’s coming from your employer. When that happens it can feel as though there’s nowhere to go for support but it’s important to remember that most businesses have HR departments suited to just this kind of situation. And if that’s not an option then walking away from that position may well be the best option.

Poor working hours

We’ve all had those days where we’ve had to put in an extra hour or two at work to make sure that a job gets done. Often it’s something that most of us are willing to do within reason. The issue arises when you feel like you’re constantly being pressured into working unfair hours by your employer. This is especially true if you’re not being paid overtime. Discussing this with your employer to try and work it out is essential but if they refuse to see reason, once again walking away might be an option.

wrongful termination

Unfair termination

Finding yourself terminated from your job can be one of the most shocking and frightening things that you will ever go through. This is especially true if you feel as though your employer doesn’t really have a good reason for doing so. Researching and understanding wrongful termination laws is one of the most important things you can do. That way you can finally start building a case for unfair dismissal and you can prevent your employer from doing whatever they want.

“‘Do you know your rights as an employee? If not, you could unwittingly become the victim of discrimination at work or suffer from having your rights violated. These can have negative effects on the progress of your career and your source of income.” – Employment Discrimination

It can often feel as though there really isn’t much point in fighting back against an employer who’s treating you unfairly. The kinds of employers who treat you this way rely on you feeling as though there’s nothing you can do. They want you to feel like they are so much bigger and more powerful than you that trying to stand up to any of the things they’re doing is pointless. That is simply not the case. The truth is that there are always things that you can do and always people that you can reach out to for support. And while walking away from any job can seem scary, there’s always advice out there on how you can start over.

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