Employment Law: Addressing Issues

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Employment law: Addressing Issues Employment law has protected almost every person at one point or another in his or her life. It protects in the workplace by holding employers to standards and treatment that they must give their employees. In addition it also lays out what an employee is supposed to do and his or her rights in that title. Over the years, employment law has undergone changes to fit the times and standards that society has held it to. There are many situations these laws apply to for example women being in the military and the enaction of the pregnancy discrimination act and the medical and family leave act. These federal laws created stepping stones and resolutions to these situations in that they created a frame work for…show more content…
• Vietnam-era veterans • Special disabled veterans • All veterans who served on active duty during a war or in a campaign or expedition, for which a campaign badge (medal) was, authorized (Employment Issues.com, 2009 ¶ 6). For those on reserve federal law provides that they cannot be fired, or lose their positions or pay for being deployed. Employers must hold these positions and pay until the reserve member returns. If a member of the reserve force was hired as an independent contractor or agent then these terms do not fall under employee employer relationships and therefore the contract could be terminated and the position would not have to be held for that member. This however does depend on the definition of the relationship and the amount of control the principal has over the agent, in this case the employer and the member of the reserve (independent contractor). Homosexuals in the…show more content…
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has interpreted the prohibition of discrimination based on "conduct" to include discrimination based on sexual orientation (Findlaw.com, 2009 ¶

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