What is the Law Regarding Employment in Washington County?
Employment law refers to the body of laws in Washington County that regulate employees, employers, and independent contractors. These laws govern issues in employment such as hiring, workplace disputes, and terminations A general understanding of Washington County employment laws is required for both the employee and their employer.
"At-Will" vs. Contract Employment Terms
Employment is typically considered to be "at-will", although at times the employer and employee might have an employment contract preventing termination before it expires. "At-will" employment means that either the employer or the employee can terminate the position at any given time, even without a particular reason, so long as the termination does not violate the law Laws of both the state and federal government decide which employment terms are valid and enforceable should there be a contract between the Washington County employee and employer.
Anti-Discrimination laws in Washington County
Laws that make discrimination illegal at all stages of employment including hiring, wages, and termination policies, all apply to Washington County citizens. Washington County residents must follow laws which prohibit employer discrimination against members of different classes. These classes include age, gender, race, religion, disability, and national origin.
Employment discrimination claims are often heard by an administrative agency like the EEOC. Furthermore, some attorneys are specialists in the discrimination field.