Employers take advantage of the fact that people need jobs and that they make sure that the employees they get are nothing more than just dumb grunts with no ideas of their rights as an employee. I’ve seen this way too many times wherein an employee is denied of his right to promotion because of his social status, or a female employee is sexually harassed but nothing is being done by the employer to prevent it from happening. This is why employees should work with a lawyer during their stint as a worker for any company. Heck, I even encourage my paralegals to seek outside counsel in any case their contract is violated or if they want to make sure that we’re not going to screw them over.
Lawyers need to double check the contracts signed by employees and their employers so their rights are protected during their stint. For example, if I am fired for no apparent reason, I can sue the company if they don’t provide me with a termination pay or a legit reason why they fired me if it’s stated in the contract that I need to be paid and a definite violation is needed for termination. Minimum wage employees should take advantage of the fact that they can hire lawyers to help protect their rights, and I am just a phone call away. If you want someone to protect you legally, my firm is available.