Employment Contract Dispute
The vast majority of employment contract disputes are resolved through negotiation. At Ridout Barron, we are willing and able to represent our clients, both employers and employees, all the way to a trial if necessary, but for us, the emphasis is usually on getting to effective negotiation as quickly as possible. We also strive to ensure that all sides are treated fairly so that the solutions we find can help everyone move on.
There are many reasons for employee contract disputes, including:
- Allegations of incompetence
- Breach of contract
- Disputes about the meaning of a contract
- Harassment or hostile workplace environments
- Human rights concerns such as discrimination
- Issues surrounding termination, benefits and notice
- Fraud or alleged fraud
- Noncompetition agreements, nonsolicitation clauses and other restrictive covenants
By the time a dispute comes to us, usually the relationship between employer and employee has broken down and it is unlikely to be repaired. However, there are still many issues to deal with, as employees want to be treated fairly at the end of their contracts and employers usually want to preserve the integrity of their workplace and their own reputation.
Ridout Barron offers meaningful advice and effective response time. Our Calgary employment contract litigation lawyers will answer any questions you have about Alberta labour law, including your rights and responsibilities as employer or employee, and immediately open up negotiation to find a solution to your situation.
At Ridout Barron, we believe that it’s important to understand the interests of both sides to find creative solutions. It’s also important to focus on the future and on practical, effective ways to resolve the dispute so that you don’t end up mired in endless debate over what happened and who was responsible. Employees need to be able to move forward and find new work; employers need to find replacements and ensure that their workplace is not disrupted by what has happened.
We can help you get there.