There is a plethora of reasons why business owners face legal challenges, but employee rights disputes are the source of many complaints and lawsuits. If handled appropriately, an employee rights dispute may not lead to litigation and a business owner may be able to avoid serious financial repercussions (not to mention damage to the company’s reputation). Even when court cannot be avoided, resolving these matters appropriately can lead to a far better outcome. Business owners may be overwhelmed by a multitude of daily stressors, but disputes over employment law issues must be taken seriously.
These disputes can surface for a lot of different reasons. Sometimes, employees decide to take legal action over their belief that they were wrongfully fired. Other employee rights issues that can lead to a complaint or a legal case include discrimination, sexual harassment and various types of wage and hour violations (denied overtime, minimum wage issues and so on). These issues can be very frustrating for employers, but they have to be handled with care.
Sometimes, employee rights disputes are the result of a simple misunderstanding or confusion about the law. In fact, some employees may even falsely accuse their employer (or a company they used to work for) of wrongdoing.
Depending on the outcome of an employee rights dispute, other workers may decide to take legal action or back down from filing a complaint or lawsuit. We cover a lot of topics that are related to these cases on our website, and business owners should not hesitate to seek helpful information when these disputes pop up.