Can You Resolve an Employment Dispute Without Going to Court in New York?

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Wherever two or more people interact, it is possible that they will butt heads. Employment agreements, accusations of fostering a hostile work environment, allegations of sexual harassment, wage and hour law disputes, and sundry other employment-related matters, all of these present a potential obstacle to you being able to perform the functions of your job, especially if the New York State civil courts become involved. If you are looking to avoid litigation and resolve your employment dispute without stepping foot in a courtroom, please read on and contact an experienced New York employment lawyer today. Here are some questions you may have:

Do I have to go to court for an employment dispute in New York?

No, you do not. By far, the most effective means to resolve an employment dispute without going to court is by closely examining the terms of your employment as outlined in your employment agreement. In this agreement, you should understand each party’s rights and responsibilities, so you can diminish the likelihood of a dispute before it even begins. However, that is not always possible and sometimes disputes arise from the agreement itself.

What are my other options?

Many clients are relieved to learn that they don’t necessarily have to go to court to handle employment-related disputes. Some alternative options can include negotiations, either directly or through legal representatives (this is always recommended), or mediation. 

Should I hire a New York employment lawyer to resolve an employment dispute?

The bottom line is that without a seasoned legal team in your corner, you run the risk of selling yourself short and reaching an unfavorable outcome in a case that could have gone an entirely different direction. An adverse decision can wreck your financial stability and employment prospects for years to come. Fortunately, if you’re reading this, you’re in the right place. Mirza Law stands ready to help you.


If you are facing employment law or personal injury law issues of any kind, contact Mirza Law today to schedule your initial consultation with our seasoned legal team.