Employee Rights and Responsibilities

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Case #3 – Harding Space, Inc. Name Course Instructor’s Name Date Case #3 - Harding Space, Inc. Question 8 There are statutory rights of employees involved in this situation. These are the rights provided by the federal or state law. Sickness benefit. In the first paragraph of the case, it was mentioned that the sick leave, medical and hospitalization benefits are being reviewed to determine how they can reduce labor costs.


Based on specific guidelines, granting “time off” with pay is a statutory right of every employee (Lawpack Publishing Limited, 2010). Aside from statutory rights, some contractual rights of employees were also presented in the Harding case. Contractual rights are rights contained in the contract of employment and which were agreed upon by the employer and the employee. Right to employee privacy. This is the right which the employees of Harding Space think is being violated by management. They felt bad having a surveillance camera monitor them and now even their calls will be monitored. Right to know the reasons for monitoring the staff. Employees have a right to know that there is monitoring, what is being monitored and why it is being done. Harding must explain to its employees why there is a need for it. One reason which they can give why the calls are being monitored is because of the highly confidential nature of their business which involves large aerospace contracts of the government. Right to join or not to join a labor union. ...
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