When a person in Michigan is hired for a job, the last thing on the mind of the individual or the employer is that there will be a dismissal. It does happen though and both employer and employee need to remember that it might be necessary to take legal action to achieve justice if the law was violated. It’s important to remember that there are certain rights employees have under the law. Employers are also accorded certain protections.
For employees, these laws will provide various protections against acts that the employer might commit including defamation, wrongful dismissal, withholding of pay and benefits, and numerous other infractions. In some instances, it might be necessary to negotiate certain concessions from the employer to end costly and time-consuming employment disputes. Regardless of the job, a person who is fired or chooses to leave of his or her own will have to face issues like negotiating buyouts, navigating non-compete agreements, severance pay, discrimination, wrongful termination, being sexually harassed, and violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act.
Employees are not the only ones who might have need for legal help. Employers are often faced with employees who are violating their employment agreements, making unfounded accusations, have committed crimes, or are not fulfilling the terms of employment. In these instances, it’s the employer who will need legal help to combat the situation and try to come to a satisfactory resolution. There are innumerable problems that can arise with work and those who are confronted with them might not always know what to do to deal with them.
In the best case scenario, employment-related disputes from either side of the table can be negotiated so each side will move on and there will not be a need for extensive litigation. If, however, the situation cannot be settled and it is necessary to go to court, then it is even more imperative to have legal help. Those who are concerned about employment law in a dispute with an employer or an employee should immediately contact an experienced legal professional to discuss the case.