Employment law covers all rights and obligations within the employer-employee relationship — whether current employees, job applicants, or former employees. Because of the complexity of employment relationships and the wide variety of situations that can arise, employment law involves legal issues as diverse as discrimination, wrongful termination, wages and taxation, and workplace safety. Many of these issues are governed by applicable federal and state law. But, where the employment relationship is based on a valid contract entered into by the employer and the employee, state contract law alone may dictate the rights and duties of the parties.
Employee Rights in the Workplace
All employees have basic rights in the workplace — including the right to privacy, fair compensation, and freedom from discrimination. A job applicant also has certain rights even prior to being hired as an employee. Those rights include the right to be free from discrimination based on age, gender, race, national origin, or religion during the hiring process. For example, a prospective employer cannot ask a job applicant certain family-related questions during the hiring process.
International Labor Organization’s Profile for Islamic Republic of Pakistan
ILO is an agency of United Nations working to set labour standards, develop policies and devise programmes promoting decent work for all women and men. ILO brings together governments, employers and workers representatives of 187 countries round the globe. On the page given below you can find the information regarding all your rights of employment including the code of conduct, fringe benefits and rules related to your work place.
Pakistan Employment Laws
Employment and Labour’s Bureau issued a gazette detailing the rights of employees in Pakistan. Follow the given link to view the details: