Workplace disputes are often an inevitable event for most workplaces. When these issues arise, employers must ensure that they respond appropriately to protect employee rights and minimize their own liability.
Employers and employees alike may often feel uncertain in how they should proceed. Given the various common law and statutory requirements imposed on employers to protect the health and safety of their workplace, employers need to be quick to respond to any concerns of conflict, harassment, violence and any other inappropriate or abusive behavior. Failure to do so can have significant consequences on both the employer and the well-being of any employees subject to this type of treatment.
Employment lawyers can take on many roles in resolving workplace disputes:
- Employment lawyers can serve as a neutral third party in the investigation of workplace allegations. By engaging a lawyer as an investigator, both parties can feel comfortable that any matter will be investigated with the proper care, diligence and professionalism required for sensitive matters
- Employment lawyers can advise the employers on their workplace obligations, rights and liabilities. Employers should ensure that they have a lawyer in their corner that is knowledgeable on the intricacies or workplace disputes, and who can work to resolve workplace disputes.
- Employment lawyers can also advise employees on their individual rights and circumstances.
Workplace disputes can be delicate matters and require a prompt and thoughtful approach to limit liability for employers, and to ensure that employee rights are protected.
To better understand your workplace rights or to explore the viability of a claim, we encourage employees and employers to seek legal advice. Whitten & Lublin are happy to provide insight and advice into your specific circumstances. If you are looking for employment lawyers and would like more information about what Whitten & Lublin can do for you, please contact us online or by phone at (416) 640-2667 today.