Annapolis-Based Employment Dispute Lawyer
Serving Clients Throughout Maryland, the DMV Area, North Carolina, and Federal Employees Throughout the U.S.
Employment disputes can arise between employers and employees in the workplace over a variety of issues. These issues can prove to be disruptive and threatening to one’s livelihood, work performance, and well-being as an employee. They can also be troublesome for employers when facing claims of wrongdoing by employees. These claims can take time, effort, and money away from running a business. For both parties, the pursuit of an effective and efficient resolution becomes imperative.
Fortunately, you can turn to the Law Office of Ruth Ann Azeredo; our firm has served hundreds of clients in employment disputes of all kinds in and around Maryland, North Carolina, and Washington DC. Attorney Azeredo has built a reputation for securing positive case results for individuals and businesses that spans three decades of practice in employment law. Our firm handles employment disputes in workplaces of all types, from government, state, and federal to private sector industries and services. Whether you’re an employee or an employer, we can help you navigate the process while protecting your rights.
Employment Disputes in Maryland, North Carolina, & WAshington DC
Employment disputes arise when employers or employees fail to comply with their obligations and duties. This can occur as an act that violates the employment relationship or contract. These relationships are regulated by local, state, and federal law as well as contract law.
These disputes can encompass a variety of issues, such as the following:
- Unpaid wages and overtime
- Workplace harassment
- Hostile work environment and sexual harassment
- Violations of the Family Medical Leave Act
- Violations of equal pay laws
- Wrongful termination
- Non-compete agreements
- Breach of contract
- Severance agreements
- Whistleblower retaliation
- Unsafe working conditions
To recover damages in an employment dispute claim, claimants must prove that they were wrongfully treated or had their rights violated by their employers in some way.
Potential Remedies in Employment Disputes
The available remedies that can be pursued by employees in an employment dispute or claim will vary depending on the specific situation involved.
Potential remedies for employees in these disputes may include:
- Job reinstatement if wrongfully terminated
- Payment of back pay or retroactive pay increases
- Compensatory damages for emotional distress due to mistreatment
- Punitive damages if mistreatment was intentional or motivated by bad faith or malice
- Attorneys fees and costs associated with claims and lawsuits
- Equitable relief, such as injunctive orders based on violations of rights
Employers also have remedies available in the event of an employment dispute. These may include:
- Injunctive relief that generally requires a party to refrain from actions that would otherwise cause further harm in the workplace
- Specific performance that forces a party to fulfill the obligations they agreed upon
- Declaratory relief that clarifies the rights and liabilities of the parties involved
- Rescission where both parties return to their original position prior to the contract being formed
- Compensatory damages based on actual losses arising from the disputed actions or even criminal accusations in cases involving theft or fraud
Experienced Legal Help in Resolving Employment Disputes
As an employment lawyer specially trained in labor law, our attorney can help you navigate the legal system, whether you are an employee or an employer. For employees, we can provide advice about your rights and entitlements under state or federal law, assist you in negotiating a fair resolution to your dispute, or with filing a legal claim against your employer. This can include representation at hearings or other proceedings where the dispute is decided.
For employers, we can respond to any employment problem with equally efficient and effective action, such as:
- Reviewing the situation and assessing its legality
- Understanding the state or federal laws that may apply to your case
- Developing a strategy for resolving the dispute
- Negotiating with employees or their representatives
- Drafting settlement agreements or termination documents
- Representing employers in court if needed.
If you’re facing an employment dispute, don’t hesitate to contact the Law Office of Ruth Ann Azeredo. We’re here to help you find the right solutions for you in resolving the matter as quickly and as effectively as possible.