Does My Employer Need to Give Two Weeks Notice – Employee Laws

Does My Employer Need to Give Two Weeks Notice – Employee Laws

[custom_frame_left][/custom_frame_left]Over the past 20 years, the number of wrongful termination lawsuits filed has increased 260%.  The economy has been stumbling along for the past few years, and people who find themselves without a job as the result of unfair practices might realize that a lawsuit is essential for making sure they are covered until they can find a new employer. If you decide to move forward with a wrongful dismissal lawsuit, you want to know whether the facts are on your side. Here are three common questions concerning different aspects of employee laws. 1. What are My Rights as a Pregnant Employee? The Pregnancy Discrimination Act says that businesses with 15 or more employees are required to treat pregnant employees the same as they would any employee or applicant. If you cannot perform your job while pregnant, your employer has to treat you as they would anyone else with a temporary disability. Your employer is not allowed to ask you about your future plans for pregnancy planning and use this as a basis for making decisions regarding employment, raises, benefits, et cetera. You may have additional rights for family leave time, depending on how many employees your company has. 2. Does My Employer Need to Give Me Two Weeks’ Notice? The common two weeks’ notice that employees and employers give before separation is an industry courtesy, but not a part of employee laws. “At-will employment” means that no notice is required. The exception is if you signed or agreed to an employment contract, in which it was indicated that specific steps would be taken before termination, and your employer...