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Protect Yourself From Institutions That Have The Power To Hurt You

Date : 6/22/2016  
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Protect Yourself From Institutions That Have The Power To Hurt You

We all like to believe that everyone does their part as they’re supposed to. That we take responsibility when we have to, so everyone else does, too. However, that is not always true. You can’t expect everyone to always operate to the standards that they’re supposed to. Instead, you should prepare for when they might fail. Particularly, what legal recourse you can have to pay for any damage, loss or distress caused to you. If you’re worried about the institutions that have the power to hurt you, you can get an idea of what legal rights you have from this article.

The police

One of the major hot button issues right now is police misconduct. There are a lot of very serious and scary ways that police misconduct can cost you or your loved ones. From false confessions gained from interrogation to going as far as police brutality. In recent years, it is becoming more clear how prevalent police misconduct can be. That’s why it’s important to always be vigilant when dealing with the police. Be cooperative, but don’t say anything that you might think will get you in trouble. If you encounter police misconduct, know how to report it to the authorities.

Your healthcare

In the healthcare profession, there are few who will intentionally go out to hurt you. However, that’s not to say that those who do cause you loss shouldn’t be held responsible. They have a duty of care to ensure they’re giving you both the best treatment and the best conditions for healing that they can provide. There are a lot of ways they can fail in these duties. Jonathan Reiter, a medical malpractice attorney, shows a few ways you can recognize malpractice. Pharmaceutical companies often fall afoul with the drugs they sell, which has led to many lawsuits in the past.

The workplace

It’s not just from the public services that you should expect a certain degree of responsibility. The companies that hire us, whether private or public, also have a responsibility towards us. They have to follow many different laws regarding their employees. From making sure that their environment is free of discrimination, for one. Whether it’s in hiring, harassment or wrongful termination. They also have the duty to pay fair wages. Most importantly, perhaps, is their duty to ensure a safe and healthy working place. All these risks are a good reason to have an employment attorney in your contact book.

Other corporations

It’s not just your own employers, either. Every company has a duty, as a whole, towards the public. Particularly, to ensure that they do not violate your consumer rights. Consumer rights tend to vary from state to state in their particulars. However, a few rules tend to remain across the board. The right to a refund is a product is faulty or not as intended. A right that the product won’t inadvertently cause health problems. The right to be free from wrongful and false advertising. Being aware of your rights as a consumer is an important way to make sure you aren’t being taken advantage of.

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