What is the Law Regarding Employment in Peru?
In Peru, employment law means those laws governing employee and employer relationships, as well as independent contractors. This area of law governs such employment issues as hiring procedures, wage amounts, and termination. Employers and employees in Peru must have an understanding of the employment laws.
"At-Will" vs. Contract Employment Terms
Most forms of work relationships are "at-will", though in some circumstances the employer and employee will have an employment contract for a specific period of time. So long as the reasons are not in violation of law, either the employee or the employer may end the position at any time under an "at-will" arrangement. When the parties use an employment contract, the terms of employment will be controlled by their state and federal laws, as applied to people living in Peru.
Anti-Discrimination laws in Peru
Laws that make discrimination illegal at all stages of employment including hiring, wages, and termination policies, all apply to Peru citizens. People who live and work in Peru must follow laws which make it illegal to discriminate on the basis of specific categories. These categories include race, gender, age, national origin, and disability.
Claims for employment discrimination may be filed with an administrative agency such as EEOC. Attorneys often specialize in employment discrimination.