Even if employers aren't fully aware of it, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is something they should learn about – because its rules almost certainly apply to them. The Occupational Safety and Health Act covers many private sector employers as well as their workers.
Discrimination in the workplace can be a very sensitive topic to bring up. We've all heard of various laws the government creates to keep places of business fair, and most of our jobs tell us about or make us watch videos about workplace equality when we first start.
The process of terminating an employee should not be taken lightly, as improper handling can lead to unpleasant results, such as the employee suing the company. It’s therefore vital that you follow the law when firing or laying off an employee.