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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.



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