Due Process of Law

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Definition - What does Due Process of Law mean?

Due process of law, in the context of the workplace, is designed to protect the rights of all employees within the framework of the U.S. Constitution. Employers have an obligation to relate all circumstances associated with a job to employees, including expectations and grievances. Due process of law is a legal principle that employees can refer to in the event of a discrepancy with an employer in which an unresolved matter demands arbitration.

SureHire explains Due Process of Law

Due process of law in the U.S. is a constitutional principle designed to protect the rights of employees in the workplace. While employers have a distinct responsibility to explain policy and procedure to their employees, including mandatory fulfillment and willful negligence of specific duties, these rules are subject to violation. Disagreements can cut both ways in the workplace, meaning that erroneous action bears serious consequences when employers and employees are unable to resolve their differences. Due process of law is a protective statute for employees to defend themselves against employers with proper representation, either by union membership and/or judicial proceedings.

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