Know Your Rights: A Guide To Employment Rights & Challenges

Despite regulations ensuring equal opportunity in job applications, some candidates may still face discrimination based on age, legal status, or prior records. Such discrimination is illegal, and several laws and agency policies aim to protect employment rights. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces federal laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, national origin, religion, sex, or disability. The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) protects immigrants from discrimination in hiring based on citizenship status or national origin. Ban-the-Box and Fair Chance Hiring policies restrict inquiries into candidates’ criminal histories during the application process. Victims of discrimination can seek support from advocacy groups or legal guidance from specialized firms. Timely reporting to official channels like the EEOC or the Immigrant and Employee Rights Section is crucial. Explore the resource from Sanchez & Baltazar Attorneys for more information on employment rights.


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