Employer-Employee Disputes

Employer-Employee Disputes in Houston

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The relationship between an employer and employee is a necessary one in order for a business to function properly. While this mutually-beneficial agreement may seem relatively straightforward, there are a number of reasons a speedbump or roadblock may occur on either side. Mistakes can and do happen, but occasionally one or both parties may begin to act well outside the scope of what is both legal and acceptable. When this is the case, a Houston business litigation lawyer can help you find the solution you need.

As a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Pete Patterson has helped numerous business and workers find the resolution they need when their rights have been harmed or wronged due to the conduct of another. We understand how important it is to protect a business from someone who might wish to do it harm, including exposing sensitive information or trade secrets, and we work to find an optimal resolution that solves your problem quickly and keeps your business running smoothly. We also understand that an employee should be protected from mistreatment at all times, and Attorney Patterson has successfully recovered more than $180 million settlements, verdicts, and awards for his clients, including employment law and business litigation cases.

Do you need help with your case? Call Patterson, P.C. today by dialing 713.489.1215 and get high-quality advice from a Board Certified expert regarding your business law needs today, startign with a case evaluation!

Common Reasons for a Dispute

Employers and employees are required to work together in order to mutually benefit both parties, and thus resolutions should share the same common goal and mindset. Both workers and employers are protected by thousands of rules and laws of varying complexity, so finding an adequate solution isn’t always a simple matter either, but having an attorney on your side can help you stay within your legal boundaries while still protecting your best interests.

Some common reasons for a dispute can include:

  • Hour & wage issues
  • Overtime hours & collection
  • Unlawful termination
  • Breach of contract
  • Ownership of property (including intellectual property)
  • Workplace discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Workplace conduct

Many of these disputes often arise because they were not properly addressed in an employment contract or in the terms of employment that are handed out when an employee is brought on board. Other times something might arise that is not properly discussed, which may require both parties to come to a fair mutual agreement.

A highly-qualified attorney, such as Pete Patterson, can analyze the impact which the dispute can have on you as a business or an employee. Nearly every disagreement can have a financial impact, including on a business’s ability to make money or an employee’s earnings. We can use this analysis throughout the dispute resolution process and find a solution that works for all parties involved.

If you need help with your business dispute, contact Patterson, P.C. today!

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