Since most people spend the majority of their waking hours at work, it is not difficult to understand that many conflicts arise in the employment context. Employees and employers are not on a level playing field, which can make it difficult for employees to address problems in the workplace in a direct manner. Disgruntled employees often turn to the litigation process for legal relief, but this option does not always give the parties the outcome that they want.
Mediation is a more affordable alternative that can quickly resolve disputes in an amicable manner.
Common Workplace Disputes
Some workplace disputes that often give rise to litigation include:
- Workplace discrimination – Federal and state laws prohibit discrimination against applicants and employees on the basis of race, color, nationality, religion, sex, disability or age.
- Workplace harassment – Workplace harassment is considered a form of employment discrimination when it is so pervasive or severe that it modifies the terms of employment,
- Wage and hour claims – If an employee was asked to work off the clock, was not paid for the hours he or she worked or has been misclassified, he or she may pursue a wage and hour claim.
- Breach of contract – If an employer terminates an employee in violation of an employment contract or an employee breaches a term of an employment contract, legal claims may arise.
Contact an Experienced Employment Disputes Mediator
Russ Fagg relies on his 22 years of experience as a state judge and certified mediator to help parties resolve their employment disputes. Mediation provides employers and employees with the ability to resolve their disputes more quickly in and affordable manner that avoids the stress and pressure of litigation. Contact Russ Fagg & Associates online or call us at 406-855-0224 for a confidential consultation.