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August 2017 Archives

In the face of workplace challenges, protections are available

Workers suffering in an unsafe workplace and with sexual harassment are legally protected. A recent study of 3,066 workers finds that one in five workers reports experiencing a hostile or threatening workplace environment that can include sexual harassment. Researchers for the study reported concerns about the high number of workers who reported working in hostile workplaces. In addition, nearly 55 percent reported dealing with potentially hazardous conditions.

Understanding how family and medical leave works

Family and medical leave, and understanding the legal rights associated with family and medical leave, can be increasingly important for families struggling with a variety of issues. Dealing with an illness in the family or other family-related situations can be stressful enough without worrying about a job. The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides important protections for employees who need to leave their job in certain circumstances.

Sexual harassment in the workplace is prohibited

Sexual harassment is something that workers in Rhode Island workplaces do not have to tolerate. Sexual harassment violates both federal and state laws and is considered a form of discrimination in the workplace. As a result, workers should be familiar with what sexual harassment in the workplace includes and what can be done if they experience sexual harassment discrimination in the workplace.

Understanding the Family Medical Leave Act

The Family Medical Leave Act is an important federal law for many workers and their families to understand. The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows workers who are covered by the law to take extended time away from work for family or medical needs. Many states have similar laws that may also include more expansive coverage so it is helpful to be familiar with the different state laws.