From both the employer and employee perspective, non-compete agreements are usually very black and white. However, shades of gray can come into play when wording is ambiguous, when an employee feels morally obligated to blow the whistle on its employer, and in countless other scenarios.
That’s why, if you are an employer, you should always talk to an attorney about drafting your employment contracts correctly. And if you are an employee or prospective employee, you should consult with an attorney before signing any paperwork that you find unclear, unfair, or unethical.
Breaches of Contract
Outside of non-compete agreements, there are many other types of contracts that an employer, employee, or third party could break (“breach”), giving the other side reason to file a lawsuit. For instance, if a company hires a contractor who fails to complete the work they agreed to complete, the company may decide to take legal action against the contractor. Likewise, if an employer fails to pay its workers overtime, those workers might choose to sue the company. And if an employee starts working with one of their employer’s competitors, the company could file a lawsuit against that employee.
If you think someone may have breached their contract with you, don’t leave it to chance. Let an experienced set of eyes review the contract and advise you on what steps to take in order to correct the situation. Just think — by standing up for yourself today, you could be preventing the same injustice for others in the future.
Other Business Disputes
- Among the other types of business disputes I have litigated are the following:
- Americans with Disabilities Act claims
- Breach of brokerage agreements
- Fraud claims
- Department of Labor investigations
- Employee Benefits claims
- Equal Employment Opportunity charges
- Family Medical Leave Act claims
- Overtime claims
- Race, Age, Gender, and Pregnancy discrimination claims
- Retaliation claims involving bribery
- Retaliation claims involving reports of securities fraud
- Sexual harassment claims