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Many employment relationships in California are “at will.” This means that the terms of employment are relatively open, and either the employer or employee can end the relationship at any time, as long as the reason for termination does not violate the employee’s rights.

However, in some situations, employers and employees agree to sign an employment contract. This contract can have many provisions, including the length of the employment relationship, possible reasons for termination, pay, and much more.

Employment contracts can be beneficial when it comes to setting the terms of employment, though either party might accuse the other of breaching the contract. Some examples of breaches of employment agreements include:

  • Terminating an employee before the contract is up and without a valid reason as set by the contract
  • An employee quitting before the contract is up without a valid reason under the law, such as a hostile work environment due to sexual harassment
  • Failing to provide all of the compensation or benefits promised to the employee in the contract
  • The employee fails to meet their obligations and responsibilities as promised in the contract
  • An employee violating a non-disclosure agreement contained in the contract

No matter what the specific alleged breach might be, it is important to consult with an experienced employment lawyer.

Both employees and employers stand to face liability if they are deemed in breach of an employment contract. The right attorney can help to negotiate a resolution without escalating the matter any further whenever possible. You also might need to engage in mediation or arbitration to resolve the matter.

Consult with an Employment Litigation Lawyer in Walnut Creek

If you are involved in an employment contract dispute, the Yudien Law Firm, P.C., is ready to help. We represent both employees and employers, so please contact us online or call 925.472.0600 for assistance.

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