Disputes in the workplace are not uncommon. When people work together on a regular basis, they are likely to come across many of the other types of issues that occur when you have relationships with people. Colleagues may disagree about decisions made in the office, staff may be unhappy with their pay rates or the conditions of their work environment, and other concerns may arise.
But these types of issues can affect nearly any type of business. Unfortunately, when an employee and an employer are unable to resolve certain disputes on their own, legal action may become necessary.
Whether you are an employee who needs to file a claim against your employer or an employer who needs to defend themselves against an employee who made a complaint, make sure to protect your rights by getting help from a dedicated Pittsburgh employer/employee disputes attorney at N. Stotler Law. Find out what the next steps should be for your complaint when you contact our office for your initial case review.
According to 2019 EPLI claims statistics, lawsuits against employers have increased by 400% over the last twenty years. And every year, businesses that earn at least $1,000,000 are spending a minimum of $20,000. These numbers have gone as high as $200,000 in cases where the lawsuit went to trial.
With that being said, there are some types of employer/employee disputes that businesses see more often than others.
Wage dispute claims are often filed when an employer is accused of not adequately compensating an employee for their work. This might include not paying employees their earned tips, for working more than forty hours per week, or failure to pay minimum wage.
Discrimination claims occur when an employee has a reason to believe that they are being treated unfairly due to specific factors such as their age, a pregnancy, a disability, their race, their religious beliefs, and their sexual orientation or gender identity, among others.
Harassment in the workplace is not uncommon. Claims for harassment may be filed when an employee has reason to believe they are being treated badly whether that be through intimidation, threats, yelling, lewd jokes, or other inappropriate behaviors.
Wisconsin may be an at-will state for employment purposes, but that does not mean companies are not at risk for having wrongful termination claims brought against them.
Severance agreements occur when a company offers employees compensation in exchange for signing certain types of contracts such as non-competes or non-disclosure agreements that may come into dispute.
These are only a few of the more common types of employee/employer disputes that may occur in the workplace. If you have been involved in another type of employee/employer dispute, contact our office today to find out what legal options may be available to you.
If you have found yourself in the middle of an employer/employee dispute and you are unsure of where to turn for help, reach out to an experienced Pittsburgh employer/employee dispute attorney at N. Stotler Law for legal guidance and support.