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Workplace disputes are both common and inevitable. Situations may involve something as simple as a clash in personalities, either between employees or between an employer and an employee. Often times, however, a workplace dispute relates to more serious issues, including disciplinary actions, wage and overtime disputes and discrimination or harassment. The following links provide more information:
Workplace Disputes 18+ Articles including:
- What to Do When There Are Workplace Disputes
- Responding to Disciplinary Actions
- Workplace Disputes Involving Wages and Overtime Pay
- Workplace Disputes Involving Discrimination or Harassment
- Workplace Wage Disputes
Wrongful Termination Legal Issues
Wrongful Termination occurs when an employer either fires or lays off an employee for reasons that are unjust, against public policy or illegal. However, every state has adopted an "At-Will" employment doctrine, which generally allows an employer to fire or lay off an employee for any reason they deem fit. This can even include personality conflicts that seemingly have nothing to do with job performance. However, it is not uncommon for a former "at-will" employee to sue their employer for wrongful termination and be compensated. The following links provide more in depth information on this complicated area of law:
Wrongful Terminations 48+ Articles including:
- When is a Job Termination Wrongful?
- Filing a Wrongful Termination Claim
- Wrongful Termination for Seeking Worker's Compensation
- "At Will" Employment
- Is there a Duty to Mitigate Damages when an Employer Breaches an Employment Contract?
- Waiving Your Right to File a Lawsuit After Termination
Should I Seek Legal Help?
There is an undeniable power imbalance when it comes to disputes between employers and employees. Employers are often more knowledgeable about employment law and have access to legal advice. Therefore, if you are involved in a workplace dispute or have been the victim of wrongful termination, it is important to consult an experienced employment lawyer who will protect your rights.