Protecting Your Employment Rights during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Your first priority in the midst of the international public health emergency has to be your well-being and the well-being of your loved ones. Use good judgment and take the necessary precautions. Honor the social distancing guidelines, use gloves, wash or sanitize your hands, and try to refrain from touching your face.
Of course, with the virtually national “shelter in place” restrictions, most places of business have shut down. Whether you can or cannot work from home, you may still have concerns about the long term consequences for your job.
At Bailey & Galyen, we understand your concerns and can provide you with guidance regarding:
- What your employer can and cannot do to protect the workplace
- When your employer’s actions go behind what is permissible and constitute wrongful discrimination
- Whether the transition of jobs from bricks and mortar to online constitutes discrimination if you have a disability that may prevent you from working online
- Your rights to paid sick leave under the Family First Coronavirus Act
- Your rights to seek unemployment compensation if you have been laid off due to the Coronavirus epidemic
- Pay issues related to work at home, part-time work and overtime
- Your rights under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, including your right to refuse to conduct work that is unsafe
For more detailed information about your rights in response to the COVID-19 crisis, visit the Texas Employment Lawyers Association website.
Contact the Experienced Employment Lawyers at Bailey & Galyen
At Bailey & Galyen, we bring more than 14 years of experience to employees across the state of Texas who have been victims of wrongful retaliation by employers. We place a premium on personal service and attention, taking the time to learn the unique circumstances of your claim, so that we can tailor our counsel to get the outcome you want. We’ll work hard to make certain you fully understand your rights and your options, as well as the status of your claim and your prospects for success, so that you can make good decisions about how you want to move forward. We are committed to open and effective communication, and will strive to return all calls and emails in a timely manner.
To schedule a meeting with a proven employment lawyer, call 844-402-4530 or contact us online. Your first meeting is free of charge. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Evening and weekend consultations can be scheduled, upon request. Se habla Espanol.