Employee Rights

Employee rights in Virginia are dictated by a vast collection of Federal and State laws, including the the following:

  • National Labor Relations Act (labor unions);
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (race, gender, national origin and religious discrimination);
  • Americans with Disabilities Act;
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (overtime);
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act;
  • Pregnancy Discrimination Act;
  • Equal Pay Act;
  • Family Medical Leave Act;
  • OSHA (occupational safety);
  • ERISA (disability and retirement benefits);
  • Whistleblower Laws;
  • Grievance Procedures;
  • State Tort Law;
  • and more …

Your rights as an employee also may vary according to the status of your employer.  For example, government and union employees may be afforded certain due process or contractual remedies that are not available to most private sector employees.