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Last Updated on by Noni May
As an employee, it is important that you know certain things that can make getting through your day job much easier. Whether you love your job or not, you still are entitled to certain things that are in place to make sure that you have as good of a time as possible. If you don’t know what these things are, then it is a good thing that you have come across this article because we are going to be discussing some of them down below. Keep reading if you want to know more.
The first thing that you need to know is that you have rights. Every person who is employed by someone else has the same rights, and it is important that you know what they are. One of them is that you have the right to feel safe in the workplace. If someone is making you feel uncomfortable or threatened when you are at work, it is important that you report this. Bullying of any kind should not be tolerated at all, and if you are experiencing this, then your employer needs to do something to put a stop to this. However, they are not able to do this unless you tell them it’s going on.
Another right that you have is to break. So, if your boss is expecting you to work through the day without a break, then you need to do something about this. It might be the case that you have a scheduled break but you are constantly being asked to work through it. Don’t stand for it.
The next thing that you need to know is that you are protected. If something happens to you while you are work, you are covered by the company. So, if you do suffer some kind of personal injury, then you need to make sure you are getting everything that you are entitled to. It is a requirement for businesses to have something in place to cover this if it happens to one of their employees, so if it happens to you and they try to say you are not entitled to this, go above them and get yourself a lawyer.
Finally, and this is important, appearances do matter. You can’t turn up to work every day looking like you have just come out of the pub or like you haven’t showered for a couple of days. You represent the business that you work for, and therefore you have got to appear in the correct manner. Your boss has every right to call you in and give you a warning for inappropriate appearance. You might think that it is your body and you can do what you want with it, which is true, but your employer also has a responsibility to think of the message you are conveying to customers.
We hope that you have found this article helpful and now know what you need to as an employee.