What is the Law Regarding Employment in Scottsdale?
Employment law refers to the body of laws in Scottsdale that regulate employees, employers, and independent contractors. These laws govern issues in employment such as hiring, workplace disputes, and terminations A general understanding of Scottsdale employment laws is required for both the employee and their employer.
"At-Will" vs. Contract Employment Terms
Occasionally an employment contract is used that sets a particular length of employment, but most of the times employment is considered to be on an "at-will" basis. "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 In the instance that the employer and employee have an employment contract, laws from both the state and federal government will apply to the city of Scottsdale
Anti-Discrimination laws in Scottsdale
Discriminating at any time of employment such as hiring, workplace environment, and terminating, is illegal according to laws applicable to Scottsdale residents. Residents of Scottsdale are regulated by laws which make it illegal to discriminate against members of particular categories. These categories include race, age, gender, national origin, disability, and religion.
Claims for employment discrimination may be filed with an administrative agency such as EEOC. Attorneys often specialize in employment discrimination.