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If you are involved in an employment dispute with your employer, you should retain a knowledgeable San Jose business litigation attorney to learn about your rights and responsibilities as an employee.

A San Jose Business Litigation Attorney Explains What Employment Disputes Require Legal Representation

Disputes between employees and employers are a common aspect of operating a business. Many routine disagreements can be settled in house, but disputes involving employee rights and allegations of discrimination and allegation may require legal representation. These are the three types of disputes that are frequently handled by employment attorneys.

1. Wrongful termination

Even in states that do not have any formal law against wrongful termination, an employer cannot violate an employment contract to fire an employee. The employer is also forbidden from terminating workers out of discrimination or in retaliation for performing lawful activity. A San Jose business litigation lawyer will investigate your case to determine whether the employer violated any of your rights.

2. Discrimination

It’s the right of every worker to work in an environment without discrimination and harassment. No one can be denied employment, raise, promotion, and job related opportunities on the basis or the individual’s race, age, sex, or any other protected classification. If this has happened to you, you might be able to make a claim against your employer for discrimination. This also applies to incidents of biased criticism, disciplinary measures, or other punitive employment actions based on your protected classification.

3. Defamation

In many employment disputes, one of the parties will make slanderous and/or libelous statements against the business to damage its reputation. It’s no secret that bad publicity can potentially kill any business. Guarding against defamation is one of the reasons why workplace disputes often require legal representation. Your attorney will quickly address any attempts at defamation and seek compensation for possible damages.

How a Lawyer Can Help

If you experienced discrimination or harassment at work, you should consult an experienced attorney about the appropriate course of action. For a free initial consultation with a San Jose business litigation attorney, contact the Costanzo Law Firm, APC at 408-993-8493.

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