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Unfavorable or Illegal Terms? Breach of Contract? Get Help Now.
Getting a job offer and continuing along in your career can be an exciting prospect. However, as with any contract, employment contracts can bury provisions that favor your employer at your expense. You may be happy with your salary and benefits, but what about your classification, non-compete clauses, or grounds for termination? Even worse, what if an employer is failing to hold up their end of the contract?
At Cleveland Lehner Cassidy, we can help workers understand their obligations and those of their employers. We can review the terms of an employment agreement and advise clients of how a contract may be detrimental to them. We can even identify areas where a contract may be violating their rights. When an employer fails to adhere to terms in a contract, we can also help clients hold them accountable.
Getting the most out of your employment agreement. Schedule a free initial consultation with an Indianapolis employment contracts lawyer. Contact Cleveland Lehner Cassidy online or call (317) 406-0855.
Employer Breach of Contract
As part of the employment relationship, both employers and employees are responsible for holding up their part of an agreement. If your employer has breached the terms of a contract, they can be held liable. An example of this would be given a lower starting salary than stated in your employment agreement. Another situation would involve your termination for no good cause after only a few months of a two-year contract.
The provisions of your employment agreement outline not just your obligations to a company, but the company’s obligations to you. If your employer is not holding up their end of the contract, don’t let them take advantage of you. Reaching out to an employment attorney can help you hold them accountable and recover fair and just compensation for breaching terms.
Common remedies for breach of contract include:
- Payment for sick or holiday pay that was offered but not granted
- Payment for lost wages and overtime
- Payment for work-related expenses owed but not paid
- Changing portions of an employment agreement you did not agree to
- Changing a job description, duties, or work hours
Is Your Employment Agreement Legal?
Even if you agree to an employment contract with illegal terms, the contract is null and unenforceable. For example, you may sign an agreement to work unpaid overtime however. However, that term and perhaps the entire contract can be rendered void because requiring unpaid work is prohibited by federal law.
There are many examples of illegal terms you may come across in an employment contract, especially from an inexperienced employer. These can attempt to unlawfully limit your lawfully protected sick or pregnancy leave, prohibit whistleblowing, or even permit unlawful termination. Any terms implying illegal provisions should be challenged before you sign or if an employer is trying to enforce them.
Should you find yourself confronted with illegal terms in an agreement, reach out to an attorney for legal advice. Our employment lawyers at Cleveland Lehner Cassidy can scan employment agreements to search for unlawful or unfavorable terms.
When you need our help, reach out to the law firm of Cleveland Lehner Cassidy. Take advantage of a free and flexible initial consultation over the phone or in-person.