Breach of Employment Contract
Before starting work, employees usually must sign employment contracts. These contracts signify a mutual understanding of salary or wages, job expectations, job titles, and other important issues between employers and employees. Both parties are expected to uphold the terms of the contract.
Unfortunately, employers may fail to adhere to these terms, breaching the employment contract. If you or someone you love has had an employment contract breached, contact the Austin labor lawyers of The Melton Law Firm, at 512-330-0017 to learn more about your legal rights and options.
When Are Contracts Breached?
An employment contract, like any other contract, is a legally-binding, written agreement that all parties involved must honor. While contracts can be amended, this is only possible when all parties named in a contract agree to the proposed amendments.
Employees and employers alike can be guilty of breaching employment contracts. Employees may breach contract when they fail to perform their duties while employers may breach contracts when they:
- Withhold wages or salary
- Wrongfully terminate employees
- Strip employees of their job titles
- Harass workers
If an employee were to breach an employment contract, the employer would have the right to fire that person. If an employer breaches an employment contract, employees may be able to sue their employers.
Employers must honor the employment contracts they enter with their employees. If your employer has breached your employment contract, contact the Austin employment attorneys of The Melton Law Firm, today at 512-330-0017 for more information about holding your employer accountable.