Working conditions refer to a person's job environment. These conditions encompass aspects such as hours, safety, benefits, and advancement possibilities. They have become of concern because of the extent to which satisfactory conditions are denied or abridged. Determining which employee and employer rights and responsibilities should be recognized and appreciating the nature of the employment relationship are helpful in examining working conditions and their evolution.

Rights and Responsibilities

Working conditions and other employer responsibilities depend on the perceived rights of employees. There are at least two sources of rights—natural rights and civil rights. Natural rights are those rights that are considered universal and attributable to human beings vis-àvis their human status, regardless of societal norms. Civil rights, on the other hand, exist as created by a particular ...

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