39. Disputes – Resolving Them

"There are three ways of dealing with differences: domination, compromise and integration. By domination, only one side gets what it wants; by compromise neither side gets what it wants; by integration we find a way by which both sides may get what they wish."
Mary Parker Follet

Read our Newsletters and Q & A’s:

i. Resolving Disputes with Present Employers

  1. NL 1: “If the EEOC is investigating a discrimination claim, can the employer question the employee at the same time?”
  2. NL 2: Don’t be too Rational . . . It’s not Logical.
  3. NL 3: Fired Compliance Officer Strikes Back – Is Awarded $51 Million for Doing So
  4. NL 4: Heard a Recruiter is Shopping Your Job? Here’s Nine Suggested Steps
  5. NL 5: Sworn Affidavit – Powerful Tool to Resolve Workplace Disputes
  6. NL 6: The Increasing Use of “Institutional Leverage” In Resolving Workplace Disputes
  7. NL 7: Workplace Negotiating Insight No. 10: No Road Signs
  8. NL 8: “Bonus Disappointing? – Here’s How to Respond”
  9. NL 9: “Employer Ask You to Sign an Agreement? Ask Your Employer to Pay Your Legal Cost”
  10. QA 1: “Can an employer insist that an employee’s Facebook page name an employer-representative as a “friend” so it can be closely monitored?”
  11. QA 2: “Can I request severance or a cash settlement to keep quiet about an illegal practice by my employer?”
  12. QA 3: “Can my bonus plan be changed due to a supposed mistake, after agreed to in a contract?”
  13. QA 4: “Can my present employer ask a prospective employer not to hire me?”
  14. QA 5: “Employer has reneged on all agreed terms. What are my rights?”
  15. QA 6: “How can I diplomatically ask why I did not receive a workplace Award?”
  16. QA 7: “How can I get more time to file a discrimination lawsuit?”
  17. QA 8: “If I am not paid commissions due me, is my non-compete still valid?”
  18. QA 9: “In what country should I start my lawsuit?”
  19. QA 10: “Is threatening to file a sexual harassment complaint equal to extortion?”
  20. QA 11: “Offer Letter differs from Employment Contract; which controls?”
  21. QA 12: “Toxic smell in the office: what can I do?”
  22. QA 13: Angry, Hostile Attorney for Boss – Any Recourse?
  23. QA 14: Don’t worry about a bully boss’s “sensitivity.”
  24. QA 15: Settlement Offers – Do They Have to Be Kept Confidential?
  25. QA 16: “How can I get my employer to honor the salary offer it made when I was hired?”

ii. Resolving Disputes with Former Employers

  1. NL 1: “How can I get an extension to file a lawsuit on my own?”
  2. NL 2: “What is Joint Employer Liability?” Many Workers Have Two Employers, But Don’t Know It
  3. NL 3: Fired Compliance Officer Strikes Back – Is Awarded $51 Million for Doing So
  4. NL 4: The Bill O’Reilly Debacle – Its Most Important Negotiating Lesson for Employees
  5. NL 5: “Injunctive Relief” Clauses in Contracts – What Do They Mean?
  6. NL 6: “Lawyer on Contingency Fee?” – Who “Swallows” the Expenses?
  7. NL 7: “Repayment Obligations When Leaving a Job – How to Get Them Waived”
  8. QA 1: “Can I fight a non-compete dispute in Court without an attorney?”
  9. QA 2: “Can I stop my former employer from using my voice on its answering service?”
  10. QA 3: “Can I sue my former employer for ‘interfering’ with my new job?”
  11. QA 4: “Claw-back: If no amount is stated, is it enforceable?”
  12. QA 5: “How can I get an extension to file a lawsuit on my own?”
  13. QA 6: “How can I stop interference with my employment?”
  14. QA 7: “How does a court figure out a fair bonus?”
  15. QA 8: “Laptop missing before I left my former job. Am I responsible?”
  16. QA 9: “My former employer is trying to sabotage my career, almost like a stalker. What can I do?”
  17. QA 10: “My former employer took money out of my bank account. Is that legal?”
  18. QA 11: “Should I file a lawsuit in my city, or in the employer’s state of incorporation?”
  19. QA 12: “What if my former employer ignores my filed discrimination complaints?”
  20. QA 13: “When is it too late to get recourse?”
  21. QA 14: “After severance, can I sue my employer for workplace stress?”
  22. QA 15: “Can my former employer require me to resolve my claims against it by using their own ‘resolution program,’ instead of in court?”
  23. QA 16: “Fired for Unknown Misconduct – Any Recourse?”
  24. QA 17: “How can I get a copy of a document I signed and gave to my former employer?”
  25. QA 18: “How can I stop my ex-employer’s use of my photo and resume on its website?”
  26. QA 19: What is “tortious interference with prospective business relations?”
  27. QA 20: “Can I Work for a Licensee or Vendor of my Former Employer?”
  28. QA 21: “How can I best obtain a confirmation of my prior employment?”
  29. QA 22: “How can I collect commissions due me from my former employer and still get a good job reference?”
  30. QA 23: “Is Small Claims Court good for collecting monies owed by a former employer?”
  31. QA 24: “No Non-compete? No Stolen Secrets? You are Free.”
  32. WD 1: Mitigation – Key Words & Phrases

“If you live your life the right way,
your later years will not be a winter,
but rather a harvest.”

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