Employment lawsuits are commonplace in Alabama and they stem from a litany of complaints. There could be wage issues, sexual harassment, mistreatment, or a failure to promote when a worker feels he or she was justified in gaining upward mobility. While many of these cases are due to the employer not obeying the law, there are times when workers are seeing illegality where it does not exist. Or there could have been a disagreement for which the employer was perfectly allowed to take its position. When an employer - public or private - is facing these allegations from an employee, a former employee or a prospective employee, contacting a business and commercial law firm is essential.
If you are having a dispute with an employee, client or business associate, you may wish you could resolve the issue without damaging your relationship with that person or putting strain on your company. After all, you may still benefit from the other party's business associations, and a legal battle often creates irreparable rifts between the participants.
Sexual harassment and other employment allegations from employees is one of the most difficult issues that a business will face in Alabama. This is especially true in the current atmosphere in which people are more cognizant of mistreatment, willing to speak up about it, and will garner unabashed support from others whether the allegations are believable, realistic and true or not. This is not to imply that all cases in which there are assertions that business and commercial entities had people engaging in inappropriate behavior are manufactured, but some incidents are exaggerated or outright fabrications. For these businesses, having a legal defense that understands the perspective of the accused is vital to combat the charges.
Alabama employers, public and private, can be confronted with a variety of employment-related issues as they conduct business. For example, when an employee is dismissed from a job or faces some level of sanction, the current political climate might bring forth the impression that the employer is automatically wrong and the employee has the right to file a claim and be compensated. That is not necessarily the truth and it is vital for the public and private business and commercial entities to have legal assistance to defend against the charges for the good of the business.