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U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Your Responsibilities

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Working in the summer or after school is a great way for you to learn important job skills, earn some extra money, and become more independent. However, by now you have probably realized that you also have certain responsibilities.

This section summarizes the basic responsibilities of an employee and a manager under the federal discrimination laws.

The way you treat other employees at work may involve their legal rights. That's why you should always act professionally at work. You have additional responsibilities if you supervise other employees. As a manager, your actions don't just reflect on you, they also impact your company. This means that your company is responsible if you act inappropriately.

You may have additional responsibilities under other laws or under your company's own policies. Figuring out what the law requires and what your responsibilities are can be complicated, so you should always check with a senior manager if you are unsure.