The case of employees or employers getting sued is not uncommon. There are many types of employment laws and issues that both parties are not aware of. The Human Resources Department in every company should communicate these to every employee, and even be aware if one of those issues have taken place.
Of course, if you do feel like you are being untreated fairly in the workplace, you can call Toronto employment lawyers and discuss the possibility of a lawsuit. It might seem like a long and costly process to sue your employer, employee, or fellow employee, but it is necessary sometimes to change a toxic environment in the workplace. Take a look at these common types of employment issues which could end up in a lawsuit.
Business Immigration and Visa Holders
In every country, the immigration laws keep changing. Especially regarding foreign employees, some countries such as China are stricter than others. Any company should keep an eye on the latest policies regarding business immigration and visa, especially if a client or partner is resided in another country and would require employees to travel abroad for work. These laws are not to be underestimated, because neglecting them by playing with tourist visas could result in deportation and ban from entering a country. Most companies think that they can fool the system by entering and re-entering a country multiple times using a tourist visa, but eventually these employees will get caught working and receiving salary abroad and this is what will cause them to be deported and banned.
Employees are usually not aware of how monitored they are, even to the point of their social media. This is why most employees are advised to keep their social media private, and have a separate social media account for work purposes.
Educating employees regarding the standards and practices of social media is important, especially on how they interact with each other in social media. They should also refrain from publishing or discussing working conditions and wages on their social media. If caught, the employer could be heavily sued for defamation.
Employees will often get health insurance benefits from the company. It is the company’s job to ensure that all employees get the health coverage stated in their health insurance, and that all the finances relating to this is completely taken care of. Employers have the right to sue the company if their health benefit is not fulfilled as stated in the insurance paperworks, and it could cost the company a lot of money.
Discrimination and Harassment
This is the most scandalous, yet common employment issue of all. Discrimination and harassment often began from interaction between employees, and it could be hard to prove if there are no hard evidence or witnesses. It is the most difficult to pursue because it is either judged by verbal or non-verbal actions that sometimes doesn’t have evidence.
However, once employees have hard evidence and witnesses, they should immediately come to human resources and report it. It is a serious offense and could cause mental health issues to the victim.