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Workplaces are becoming more accommodating, especially when it comes to fashion. Every day seems like casual Friday in Silicon Valley. And many companies pride themselves on not only allowing but encouraging their employees to express themselves freely in their fashion choices.

But what about more conservative employers? And what about company grooming policies, like bans on dreadlocks, which appear to have a racial motivation? Can banning dreadlocks constitute racial discrimination?

Whether it's the job of your dreams or just something to pay the bills, getting a job offer is a great feeling. You've done all the hard work of finding the position, applying, and interviewing, so saying yes should be the easy part, right?

Well, not always. There are still quite a few things to consider before you shake your new boss's hand or sign an employment contract. Here are three of those things you need to think about before you accept a job offer.

Can I Legally Be Fired for Taking Sick Days?

You are a worker in the USA, so you can get fired for anything, including calling in sick, or nothing, no reason at all. Your employer does not have to be fair. You just have to do your job and be grateful for it, or so says Glass Door, an employment guidance site.

Legally speaking, most employment contracts are at-will, meaning you can go and you can be let go for any reason or no reason. But employment is a relationship and you provide a service, so let us not live in fear. Try to be reasonable, and do your job, and you should not get fired for needing time unless your boss is a tyrant.

Most of us don't think about where our food comes from. We see something tasty in the veggie aisle at the supermarket and toss it in our basket. Even those of us who are members of farm shares or community supported agriculture (CSA) programs don't always consider the labor it takes to get food from the ground to our doorstep.

And sadly, many of the workers who take care of our food have not enjoyed the same legal labor rights as other workers. But that might be changing as some states seek to enhance and enforce farmworker rights.

As Americans, we spend more time working than any other activity. And for many of us, even time spent away from work is time spent worrying about work -- concern for coworkers, thinking about upcoming projects, or wondering if what your boss is doing is legal.

Here are nine of the most common legal questions employees ponder, and where to find answers:

Can I Record a Conversation at Work?

You can always record a conversation if you let everyone know it is happening and all parties consent. Even if people don't affirmatively agree, when they keep talking to you after you gave them notice, you've received a kind of consent.

But if you want to secretly record someone that is a whole other ball of wax and whether you can do it legally depends on several factors. Let's consider them.

A total of 39 states allow patients to use medical marijuana in some form or another, but the laws from state to state can vary significantly. Four states and the District of Columbia have fully legalized cannabis, while ten states only permit non-psychoactive cannabidiol. And that says nothing about the federal government's current prohibition on marijuana entirely, coupled with its hands-off approach to state decriminalization efforts.

All of this leaves medical marijuana users in a legally precarious position vis-a-vis their employers. Does a doctor's prescription or state law protect you from being fired if you use marijuana legally?

For some jobs, we don't have a say in how much we get paid -- we're offered a salary and either take it or leave it. In other cases, employers may give prospective employees a salary range dependent on experience. And in a few instances, it may seem like the salary is set, when employers are actually willing to have a bit more flexibility in pay.

So how do you know when you can negotiate your salary? And what's the best way of handling those negotiations? Here are a few tips.

Fired for Being Gay -- Can You Sue?

No matter how hard you worked, it seemed you were under-appreciated and you were always passed up for a promotions. And now you've been fired!

You had your suspicions for some time, and now you find others with similar productivity and metrics are still working. So you suspect that there is more to this story than just your work. It seems like you were snubbed for your sexual orientation. Is this discrimination? What can you do? Can you sue?

Pregnancy Discrimination Warning Signs

You have been working for a while and you're ready to have a child, so when you find out you're pregnant, you're thrilled. And you think your boss and colleagues will be too -- after all, they know you and how capable you are, so they know you'll manage with aplomb.

But it turns out that after the initial exclamations of congratulations, people in your office start changing their behavior. It feels weird. You know pregnancy discrimination is illegal but how do you know if it's happening? Here are some signs to look out for, according to Parents.