While an employer can choose to handle many employment issues on their own, a particularly tricky and potentially costly legal matter could come up that can require the legal expertise of an employment litigation lawyer, such as the ones available at Eric Siegel Law.
Employment law changes rapidly and cords and government agencies can issue new opinions and even change these laws completely from what they once meant. However if you talk to an employment litigation lawyer, they are going to be able to keep you up-to-date on changes to employment law.
Advising Employment Decisions
An employment litigation lawyer can help you to make difficult decisions regarding your employees and your business. If you are worried about an employee doing you and you fire them, you should look for legal advice from your employment litigation lawyer prior to firing an employee. If you are considering firing an employee for misconduct, performance issues or bad behavior, and employment litigation lawyer can tell you whether terminating the worker is going to be legal but also the steps that you should take to minimize the employee choosing to sue.
There are few situations listed below that show you the kind of situations where you would want to ask a lawyer to review the decision you have to fire an employee:
- If the worker has a written or oral contract that limits the right to fire them, you would want to talk to your employment litigation lawyer prior to firing them. By doing this you would be able to ensure that you are firing them legally or taking legal steps to ensure that you can fire them.
- Employee believes that they have an implied contract stating that you have a limitation to your right to fire them. If they believe this, they can take your core and while it would not be a surefire case, court is costly. It may be best to talk to your litigation lawyer prior to firing an employee that may believe they have an implied contract so that you can understand why they believe they have the contract and try to make it clear that there is no contract in existence.
- If the employee has benefits, stock options or retirement money that are due to vest shortly before you are planning to hire them, you are going to want to talk to your employment litigation lawyer to ensure that this is not going to cause problems for you.
- If the employee recently filed a complaint or claim with the government agency, or otherwise complains that there is a legal and ethical activity in the workplace, and you are considering firing them you should speak to our employment litigation lawyer so that you can see whether this would be a reason for your employee to sue you.
- If the employee recently filed a complaint of discrimination and harassment, you are going to want to speak to an employment litigation lawyer prior to firing them because you may be misconstrued as firing them due to the harassment complaint they filed.