Employee and Employer Rights

Contemporary society enjoys many different kinds of rights. The very existence of our civilization has been predicated on the various rights to which individuals and different groups are entitled to. As each and every one of us are enjoying certain rights that we have grown accustomed to, there is a tendency to take each, if not most of them for granted. What we have to understand however, is that the rights we all currently enjoy are of crucial importance in the maintenance of the current social order.

The relative importance of rights within the context of the collective experience that man faces every single day could be considered basic in its meaning. A simple definition provides that “rights are entitlements or permissions, usually of a legal or moral nature. Rights are of vital importance in the fields of law and ethics, especially theories of justice and deontology” (Rights definition, 2009). Employment Since rights involve moral and ethical questions, then it would be apparent that it has significant effects and repercussions in connection with the rights involved within an economic and commercial framework.

This would result in a direct link to one of the most fundamental aspect of the economy and commerce, which is employment. The principal parties involved in an employment are the employer and the employee and it is their relationship, specifically the rights that govern it, that are so important. Defined simply, employment is “a contract between two parties, one being the employer, the other being the employee” (Employment definition, 2009).

Such a plain statement of the fact belies the almost all-encompassing quality of the concept and reality that is employment. It is almost impossible to conceive of a situation, any situation, within the present state of society that does not somehow involve the employer-employee dynamic. The concept and the situation itself are so interwoven within our collective psyche that we could not but acknowledge its presence. This is because the relationship between the employer and an employee has existed since time immemorial.

Since the first moment that one man has done something for another in exchange for something, employment has existed. After that, it has been one unbroken chain leading all the way to the present; with only its outward form changing and evolving, but with its essence remaining intact. That means simply that the situation of employment has paralleled the human experience. Employment: Discussing its Significance Employment is an indispensable element of the economic process that is in effect everywhere around the world.

Its relative importance could be measured by the fact that the economic state of entire nations and even continents are defined by the state of employment or unemployment of their citizens. The presence and availability of employment or its lack might be construed as a fairly reliable gauge to effectively define the economic condition. To some, this could be seen as an oversimplification of what is in actuality a very complicated process. This seeming contradiction of the use of the state of employment as a measuring tool might be given more understanding in applying it to a more practical environment.

The day to day operations of a modern business or commercial establishment which constantly deals with practical and ethical questions and decisions make for a perfect testing ground of the underlying significance of employment. The situations and realities encountered within such environments require a mutual respect between the employer and the employee. The derivation of what is intrinsically beneficial to the two parties is a real indication that the said respect has always been present.