During college, students often work part-time jobs or obtain a professional internship. While some workings students worry this will put them at a disadvantage, others may be more concerned about how they will be treated due to their sex.
The role of a whistleblower is a vital one in society and the workforce. Without individuals taking the proper steps to blow the whistle, corruption, fraud, unsafe practices and mistreatment could continue in workplaces in Minnesota and elsewhere in the nation. It is a difficult step to take, and brave employees every day report illegal practices in the workplace. A major reason why employees are able to take these huge, challenging actions is the Whistleblower Protection Act.
Employees in Minnesota and elsewhere might make observations of certain actions or processes in the workplace. While many of these actions are considered proper and ethical business practices, others might cross legal and ethical lines. If an employee believes they observed a violation of a law or laws in the workplace, that employee might be fearful to speak out or file a report. However, whistleblower rights afford an employee protection when he or she reports an employer for violations in the workplace.
As a previous blog post highlighted, age discrimination could impact employees and applicants in Minnesota and elsewhere in several ways. While it is considered a serious form of workplace discrimination, it is one that might go unnoticed.
Job security and a timely retirement are often in the life plans and goals of individuals in Minnesota and other states across the nation. While maintaining a job for years and retiring at the age of choice is both ideal and doable for some employees, it is not so easy for others. As workers age, it might be difficult to maintain a job or remain relevant in the industry, especially if age discrimination is the cause for a layoff, firing and unemployment. Moreover, this situation could greatly impact his or her retirement plans.