One thing that every worker here in Scottsdale and elsewhere should count on is a workplace free of hostility. Sadly, even in an age where tolerance is higher than ever before, people still suffer from discrimination, which results in unwanted and unwarranted harassment and retaliation. For this reason, discrimination issues encompass a large portion of employment law.
Having a disability does present challenges to those Scottsdale residents who have them. However, many do not let that stop them from living their lives to the fullest, and that includes finding a job. Most already know that employment law protects them from discrimination, harassment and retaliation based on their disabilities, but their employers' responsibilities do not end there.
As a worker for a Scottsdale company, you have certain rights. You may not know what all of those rights are, however. The fact is that employment law covers and includes much more than you may think.
One of the best ways that Scottsdale companies can protect themselves against unwarranted claims from employees is through getting the word out. This means that every worker should have an employee handbook outlining what is expected of him or her, including the companies' stances against issues such as harassment, discrimination and retaliation. The issue is having a way to verify that a particular employee received a copy of the handbook, reviewed it and was given a chance to ask questions and receive clarifications about it.
If you no longer want to stay at your job, then you may walk away from your workplace at any time. On the other hand, your employer may also terminate your employment at any time. This is what most people understand to be "at will" employment under Arizona employment law.