The holidays are over, your boss is still a jerk and now you’re deciding whether to set him straight about how to treat you in 2013.
What you do next could cost you your job, shut you out of your industry for awhile or help you win a case against your employer.
As we launch into a new year, it’s an ideal time to brush up on your workplace rights.
“What you think you know about your employment rights is probably dead wrong,” says Donna Ballman, a Fort Lauderdale employee-side labor attorney and author of Stand Up for Yourself Without Getting Fired: Resolve Workplace Crises Before You Quit, Get Axed or Sue the Bastards.
If you think your boss needs a reason to fire you, you’re wrong. In every state in the nation, with the exception of Montana, employers can fire employees for any reason or no reason at all. But you can learn strategy to help you come out ahead in career-threatening situations.