Employer-employee relationships are governed by contract, whether the contract is written, verbal, or implied. When an employer breaches the contract, an employee may sue to recover damages.

Breach of Contracts Lawsuits

Breach of an employment contract can occur in many different types of situations, such as:

  • The employer does not pay the contractual wage
  • The employer fails to provide a contractual benefit (health care, vacation time, or sick leave)
  • The employer terminates an employee in violation of a contract
  • The employer violates any other contract clause, such as a non-compete agreement.

In the absence of a written contract, an employer can still be sued for breach of contract. Materials such as employee handbooks, policy manuals, or other documents can become part of an employment contract.