Rights Within the Employment Relationship


Any employee in the organization has his/her own rights within the employment relationship; there are different factors –both internal and external – that impact that relationship.

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Some include:

  • Internal Factors:
    • Grievances: It is any/all issues that the employee has with his/her superiors.
    • Disciplinary: Any negative action made towards the employee that was due to a negative action made by the employee.
  • External Factors:
    • Compliance with the employment law: Any/all regulations that are put by the local governing body.
    • Nationalization: Increasing the number of national employees to adhere by a government policy
    • Business Restructuring: Whether it is a departmental restructuring, or the entire company due to mergers and/or acquisitions.
    • Family Friendly Policies: Policies that include giving days off during school holidays, giving time for employees to attend school functions, it also can include “bring your kids to work” day.

 

There are different types of contracts in an organization, some include:

  • Full-Time Direct Contract: The direct employees are employees registered under our organization’s name, they are absolutely our responsibility from any/all aspects, which includes but not limited to: pensions, end of service, health insurance, life insurance … etc.
  • Full-Time Indirect Contract (Contractors): contractor employees are employees that are registered under a manpower supply company and work in our company, in this case we have limited responsibilities which is limited to: monthly salary, holidays, and on the job injuries.
  • Cooperative Student Contract: Coop employees are actually students in their last year of university, they are obliged by their universities to work for a semester, this contract is a bit different than the above, as we have full responsibilities towards them, but, it is only a 7 month contract, no probationary period is required, the employees will go back to school after the end of the contract to complete their studies.

 

There many reasons why we identify an individual’s employment status. Some include:

  • Legal: To be fully abiding any/all local/regional/international laws.
  • Terminations: To be legally safe in the case of termination.
  • Sickness: To know exactly what the company’s obligations are in the case of any sickness that affects the employee.
  • Pensions: To be aware if any pension is required to be paid to the employee in case of retirement.

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