Employees must be treated with dignity and fairness for two reasons.
Employees must be treated with dignity and fairness for two reasons. For starters, it develops a company’s reputation for objectivity and fairness. This reputation is analysed by persons both within and outside the business, and it is a critical aspect in retaining and recruiting suitable workers. The second, equally essential argument is that recognising and protecting employee rights minimises the likelihood of the firm being accused of discrimination, resulting in long litigation and expensive settlements.
Employee rights are classified into three types:
The right to a stable employment.
The right to be treated fairly by one’s employer.
The right to equal treatment in work.
Employer’s Duty to Treat Employees Fairly
Employees should be treated fairly, which includes respecting their privacy and offering feedback on their performance in order for them to effectively achieve work requirements.
Employee privacy examples include:
The right not to submit to a polygraph or drug test as a condition of employment.
The right to see a person’s employment records. Although just six states and federal agencies have rules governing this privilege, more than half of big national corporations currently have written procedures for granting workers access to their personnel files.
The right to prevent the dissemination of employee information to third organisations without the employee’s approval.
Employees are treated fairly if the following conditions are met:
The right to explicit knowledge about workplace expectations and limitations, as outlined in an Employee Manual.
The right to due process processes, including uniform regulations and grievance procedures.
The entitlement to a progressive disciplinary procedure that includes an oral warning, a written warning, suspension, transfer or demotion, and, as a last option, termination.
The Right to Equal Treatment in the Workplace
Executives often forget that their employees have the right to work in an atmosphere where they are treated fairly and with respect by their coworkers. Among these workplace rights are the following:
The right to be treated fairly and impartially by coworkers regardless of colour, gender, age, country origin, handicap, or religion.
The right not to be sexually harassed.
The right to know when a facility or office is shutting.
The Facility Shutdown Act of 1988 compels businesses to notify impacted workers of a plant closing within 60 days. The right to know about workplace dangers includes everything from chemical warnings to basic safety procedures and simple suggestions for preventing mishaps.