While many employee disputes are guided by provisions in employment agreement, the clauses for resolution may not always be clear. At the same time, even contracts which provide explicit methods for resolving employee disputes, such as binding arbitration agreements, can be challenged and will still require legal counsel. It is also possible that an employment dispute, regardless of the chosen legal remedy, can eventually turn into a employment litigation battle. For these reasons, our Charleston business dispute attorneys play a crucial role in mitigating the professional and personal damages caused by an employment dispute.
Reasons for an Employment Dispute
While there are numerous reasons that an a employment dispute may arise, some of the common areas of conflict include, but are not limited to:
- Wage & Hour Rights
- Health & Safety Codes
- Disability Accommodations
- Harassment in the Workplace
- Employment benefits
- Severance Agreements
- Wrongful Termination or Demotion
In the event of an issue in any of these areas, it is not uncommon that the employment dispute may also become a breach of contract dispute. Most employment conflicts will have some employment contract provisions or company-wide policies that are directly related to their issue. Many employees and employers alike though are not immediately aware of these provisions and may not even know how to access this information. Our Charleston breach of contract attorneys provide legal counsel to help answer some of these questions and defend the civil liberties of an employee, employer, or company should they believe that their contractual rights have been violated.
Employee disputes can be incredibly delicate matters since personal and professional relationship are often intertwined with the conflict at hand. These conflicts may also be exceptionally onerous as individuals and loved ones may be financially dependent on the resolution of conflict. The business reputation and brand value may also be at stake in large corporate employment dispute. Our Charleston business dispute attorneys believe that regardless of the circumstances it is important for employees and employers alike to seek legal counsel in a timely manner to best protect financial assets and individual liberties.