Can your employer tell you who you can talk to?

Can your employer tell you who you can talk to?

There is nothing unlawful about an employer forbidding you to talk to other employees when you should be working. It is further not unlawful for an employer to forbid employees from talking about many kinds of things in the workplace.

Can my employer tell me not to talk to other employees?

Discrimination: An employer violates the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII 42 U.S.C. For example, the NLRA makes it illegal for an employer to impose a rule that prevents or limits employees from talking about working conditions, job safety, or how much they make.

Can an employer speak to other employees about other employees?

With few exceptions, employers shouldn’t engage in discussions about other employees or disclosures concerning employees with their coworkers. Many organizations’ mission statements and company philosophies include confidentiality as one of the tenets of business ethics and principles.

Where can I file a complaint about employment discrimination?

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. To file a complaint, contact your state, local or tribal employment rights office. Many state and local governments have their own anti-discrimination laws. These laws may offer extra protections beyond federal laws.

How to find an attorney who specializes in employment law?

In either case, look for an attorney who specializes in employment law. You can check with: An employer must have a certain number of employees to be covered by EEOC-enforced laws. This number varies based on the type of employer and the kind of discrimination alleged.

What to do if your employer wrongfully terminated you?

1 Contact your State Labor Office for more information on wrongful termination laws in your state. 2 Seek legal counsel if your employer terminated you for any reason not covered under state or federal law. 3 You may also be eligible for unemployment compensation and extension of your health care benefits.

With few exceptions, employers shouldn’t engage in discussions about other employees or disclosures concerning employees with their coworkers. Many organizations’ mission statements and company philosophies include confidentiality as one of the tenets of business ethics and principles.

When to talk to family member about employment matters?

You can talk to an identified family member about employment matters when the employee is an unemancipated minor, or when the employee has been deemed mentally incompetent to handle their own business or monetary affairs.

Is it illegal for your employer to prohibit you from talking to your co-workers?

Your boss may not want you and your co-workers to compare your salary or benefits, but they can’t prohibit it. Under the NLRA, any attempt to quash these discussions could be seen as an illegal attempt to prevent workers from organizing or unionizing.

Is it illegal to talk about unions in the workplace?

Both the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency that enforces laws prohibiting discrimination and harassment, and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), which enforces federal laws regarding unions and workplace organizing, have recently cautioned that such blanket gag rules could be illegal.