3 Ways A Business Law Attorney Can Help Resolve An Employment Dispute

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Every business owner has a dispute with an employee at some point, and vice versa. Here’s how an attorney can help you resolve it.

As an employer or employee, you aren’t immune to disagreements from time to time, and that includes employment disputes. When there’s discord between an employer and an employee, you want to have the best chance at resolution. Here are three ways a business law attorney can help.

#1: Negotiations

When employment disputes become legal issues, negotiations should only occur with legal representation present. You want witnesses and documentation for corroboration and support by the courts. Negotiations between you and your employee or employer without the support of legal counsel can lead to more issues.

#2: Understanding Merits of Your Case

No matter the dispute, you believe you are in the right. Whether it’s a case bound for negotiation or litigation is another matter. A business attorney can review your case and its merits with an understanding of the law and how it applies to your complaint. They can advise you on how to proceed and if it’s in your best interest to do so, and whether that should include negotiation, settlement, or litigation.

#3: Protect Against Further Claims

Any legal action taken by you or against you has the potential to open you up to additional claims. This is especially true for employers. Employee termination, sexual harassment complaints, and toxic work environments, for example, require careful investigation and proof to move forward in the justice system. A business attorney can help you ensure you’re covered, so you don’t end up with additional claims against you.

If you’re facing an employment dispute, don’t try to manage it yourself. Instead, protect yourself as an employee and your business as an employer by enlisting the professional legal help of the attorneys at McCutchen McLean, LLC.

McCutchen McLean Named Best Family Law Firm by Lexington Life Magazine

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Are you looking for the best family law firm in South Carolina? Readers of Lexington Life Magazine think McCutchen McLean is the best of the bunch.

Lexington Life Magazine lets readers vote to determine the best local businesses, and McCutchen McLean, LLC won Best Attorney – Family Law. As we strive to provide the best legal services to the people of Lexington and the surrounding areas, it’s thrilling that our community agrees that we are exceeding their expectations.

About Lexington Life Magazine

Lexington Life Magazine is family-owned with a focus on direct mail advertising. Their focus is primarily churches, civic groups, businesses, and schools in Lexington and the surrounding areas. They provide valuable advertising and marketing to local businesses at an affordable rate to help ensure they thrive. At the same time, they provide information to consumers in the area. Over 50,000 people read the monthly publication, gaining access to all of the helpful information contained in each issue.

About McCutchen McLean

Founded by James McCutchen and Robin McClean and located in Lexington, South Carolina since 2018, McCutchen McLean works to provide the best legal representation to residents in the area and beyond, with clients across the state. Our focus is family law, including divorce, custody, and alimony, but we also work with clients on legal matters that involve probate, estate planning, business, and tax law.

Best Family Law Winner

Nominees for Best of Lexington Life come from Chamber Shareholders and readers and community members vote on them. Being recognized as a nominee was thrilling for us. Winning Best Attorney – Family Law validates our hard work to provide the best legal representation to our clients and their families.

Recognition by our community is an honor, but our true privilege is our service to our clients. The team at McCutchen McLean, LLC is grateful for the recognition and the continued support from our Lexington neighbors, friends, and clients.



James McCutchen drafted our estate planning documents and he did a fantastic job. The entire process was easy and affordable. I highly recommend James for any of your estate planning or probate needs.



James McCutchen helped me with my business contract for my new business venture. He was able to offer helpful and informative suggestions and recommendations for my contract. It is reassuring to have someone like James look over my contract to know that I will be covered. His service was outstanding and I highly recommend him for your legal needs!!



I recently had a tax issue with the IRS. I called McCutchen McClean law firm and they were able to fit me in quickly. They sat down with me, reviewed all the documents, listened to my concerns, and gave me wonderful advice as to how to fix the issue. They were friendly and understanding. Now, my tax issue is resolved, taking a HUGE weight off my mind. I would recommend them for any tax issue you may have! The service, hospitality, knowledge, and professionalism was outstanding!



We recently used James McCutchen and we could not be any happier! He was very kind, thorough when answering all of our questions and the best part of all we got everything completed pretty quickly. We highly recommend James. Thanks again for everything!



I have referred several clients to them. My clients are very happy with the outstanding, timely service they receive. James and Robin are extremely smart and professional, yet speak in "plain english" so everyone walks away educated regarding their tax, estate or family law issue.



Smart people that do great work.



I used Robin McLean as an attorney to secure a divorce about 20 months ago. I found her to be efficient, reasonably priced, and very well skilled. I was completely happy with her work. She did what she said. Since that time, I needed additional help with paperwork and she responded promptly and to my complete satisfaction. I highly recommend Robin as an attorney.


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