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    Employee Workplace Rights & Privacy Mandated by U.S. Federal Law

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    1. What are the employee workplace rights mandated by U.S. Federal law?

    2. Briefly discuss at least two controversial issues concerning workplace rights (other than monitoring email). Provide real-life examples to illustrate your answer.

    3. In addition, discuss the issue of workplace privacy. Specifically, do employees have the right to expect privacy in their email conversations, or do companies have a right and/or responsibility to monitor email?

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    Employee Workplace Rights

    1. What are the employee workplace rights mandated by U.S. Federal law?

    Under U.S. Federal Law, the employee workplace rights are stipulated under the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act of 1970. This Act came into being and subsequently created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) which was to be administered under the Department of Labor. This Act basically served to encourage both employers and employees alike to reduce hazards within the workplace and to adopt processes and programs that promoted safety and health within the workplace. Employees thus under U.S. Federal Law were entitled to the rights and responsibilities as set therein touching on their safety and health within the workplace (OSHA: Employee Workplace Rights, 2011).

    In addition to being guaranteed a safe working environment, the U.S. Federal law mandates that employees have the right to be hired on equal grounds with no bias. Upon any ...

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