Don’t Let Your Employer Damage Your Finances!
We work in order to make money. Sure, there are those amongst us who really do enjoy our jobs and who gain some sort of reward out of their career besides the financial aspect of taking a paycheck home at the end of each month. But when it really comes down to it, we head to work for around eight hours a day, five days a week because it provides us with sufficient money to lead a decent quality of life. So, it only makes sense that we shouldn’t leave work financially worse for wear than when we started working for a company. Everything should always be onwards and upwards! However, there are certain things that your employer can do that could actually damage your personal finances. It’s important to be aware that you have rights and that this shouldn’t be allowed to happen. Here are a few situations where you might need a little help with this.
Illness and Injury
Your employer has the responsibility of providing you with a safe workplace to operate within. They should remove any potential hazards. If hazards can’t be removed (for example, if they’re structural, such as low ceilings or small steps), they should be highlight and signposted (in the given example, your employer should place “mind your head” and “mind your step” signs in clearly visible locations near the hazard). Your employer should also ensure that you are properly trained in any task they request of you. This can be something as seemingly simple or basic as training you in how to lift and move boxes correctly. If you do experience an injury or if you develop an illness that is directly linked to operating in your workplace, you shouldn’t front the consequent costs yourself. You can take legal action against your employer and they will fork out compensation which can cover your medical costs and your loss of earnings. You can learn more about this at Hughey Injury Lawyers.
Your employer should agree your hours before you start working for them. They have to provide you with the number of hours’ work that they detail on your contract. If they don’t, they still have to pay you for them. The contract is there as a form of security to ensure that you know exactly how much you should be taking home at the end of each month.
Sometimes, positions will be made redundant. This, unfortunately, means losing your job. But if you’ve been working for your employer for more than two years, they will have to provide you with a payout. This should be sufficient to tide you over until you find new employment. Don’t let them get away with trying to avoid paying this. Seek legal help if they will not pay you what you deserve!
As you can see, employers can provide you with financial stability. But it’s up to you to make sure they stand up to their responsibilities and commitments!