What to consider when your employer breaches your employment contract
As a worker, you always have rights. Many of these rights are stated in your employment contract. Unfortunately, many employees fail to assert their rights when they are beached because they are simply not aware of them. This is why it is always important to first be aware of your rights as an employee, verify whether your rights have been breached by referring to your employment agreement when you are unsure and taking action to assert your rights when necessary.
If you believe that your employer breached the terms of your employment contract because of something that you did, consider taking action. The following are some tips for dealing with the breach of your employment contract.
Check it, and check it again
If you believe that your employer breached your contract, first make sure that you are not misunderstanding the terms. Confirm that you are interpreting the contract correctly. You may want to consider legal expertise to check that the contract was in fact breached.
Discuss with your employer face to face
When you are certain that your contract was breached, approach your employer and discuss the situation in an approachable manner. They may be receptive to the problem and offer a solution that you are happy with. If you cannot come to an agreement, meditation may be required.
Meditation is a type of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) that does not involve typical legal strategies. A third party tries to help the two disputing parties come to a fair agreement.
If mediation fails, taking legal action will be the next best option. By doing this, you may be able to gain back significant damages.
If your employer breached your employment contract, take legal action to assert your rights. Don’t accept financial suffering through no fault of your own and gain the damages that you deserve.