What Is the Difference Between Employment Law and Company Policy?

It is critical to have a basic understanding of employee workplace rights and to understand that company policy is not the same as federal and state employment laws.

Employees deal with situations where they are wrongfully terminated or discriminated against, but the employer may try to claim that it falls under their corporate policy.

There are numerous laws and regulations that govern aspects of the employee-employer relationship.

Corporate policy varies from employer to employer and may include a handbook and human resources policies, as well as informal rules that are part of the workplace culture.

 It is important to know that company policy, whether written or unwritten, cannot violate federal and state employment laws.

A worker may have legal recourse if their company policy or procedures are violating their rights as employees.