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Breach of Written Employment Contract Lawyers in Missouri

Helping You Resolve Breach of Contract Matters Quickly

When you become employed, you sign an employment contract that is legally binding for both parties. If either party fails to uphold their end of the agreement, the other party can hold them accountable for damages in court. Unfortunately, breach of contract cases can quickly become complex, typically because both parties have different viewpoints regarding the terms within the same agreement. If you are struggling with a breach of contract dispute or have been accused of breach of contract, it is essential to reach out to an experienced attorney today.

At Riggan Law Firm, LLC, our team has years of experience helping clients resolve breach of employment contract disputes in the workplace. Whether you are an employee accused of a breach of contract or you believe your employer is liable for a breach of contract, our attorneys can assist you. To learn more about our services and how we can help you, call our office today at 314-528-9661.

What Are the Main Types of Breach of Contract?

When you enter into a breach of contract dispute, it’s important to understand exactly how the contract was breached. There are a handful of ways that a contract can be breached, but there are four main types that are often seen in court.

The four types of breach of contract include the following:

  • Fundamental breach: A fundamental breach is the most significant type of breach of contract. Generally speaking, it means that you did not complete the terms of the contract in a fundamental way. For instance, if your contract states that you must complete a certain number of projects and you did not show up to work or do any of your assignments, you could be accused of a fundamental breach.
  • Material breach: A material breach is significant but less severe than a fundamental one. For instance, maybe you completed all your projects named in the contract, but they were late and not up to standards.
  • Minor breach: A minor breach is a small breach, but still a breach nonetheless. For instance, maybe you completed all your assignments on time, but they were not entirely up to standards.
  • Anticipatory breach: An anticipatory breach has not happened yet, but one party tells the other party they plan to breach their contract in the future. This often occurs when parties cannot meet deadlines or outputs.

What Are Some Examples of Breach of Contract Disputes?

There are many reasons why you may be accused of a breach of contract or wish to enter into a breach of contract dispute yourself. Generally, an employer can argue that a worker did not perform their duties or simply terminate the contract before the end of the term. However, a worker can also argue that the terms were unclear or the employer did not provide enough information for the contract to be completed. In this case, a worker could request compensation for the remaining value of the contract.

Some examples of breach of contract disputes include the following:

  • An employer that refuses to pay bonuses or commissions
  • An employer that did not notify the employee of a contract’s accompanying policies
  • Enforcement of non-compete terms
  • Damages for revealing trade secrets
  • Refund of signing bonus
  • Lost profits
  • Fraud

Breach of contract must be proven in court before either party can seek damages. It is essential to understand the terms of the contract and what determines a breach of contract to resolve disputes. An attorney on our team can help you review your employment contract to ensure you understand its terms and how they relate to your legal matter.

Our team will also help you gather evidence of the other party’s actions and how they relate to the breach of contract dispute. We will work with you to create a legal strategy to either defend your position or prove that you require compensation for the other party’s actions. Contact us today for more information about your case.

What is an Injunction?

In most cases, the guilty party is required to pay a monetary penalty for a proven breach of contract. An injunction is sometimes used as an alternative to this monetary penalty. Either party may request an injunction as an order to fulfill a duty, an order to pay restitution, or a prohibition on something.

An injunction may be imposed in the following situations:

  • The breaching party could not fulfill an obligation
  • The value of the damage cannot be determined
  • A financial remedy is not sufficient

If you are interested in pursuing an injunction, contact our team today. We will review your case to determine whether an injunction is applicable to your situation.

What Are the Statute of Limitations for a Breach of Contract?

Like many civil cases, there is a statute of limitations for breach of contract cases. The statute of limitations is the time period in which a party can pursue legal action against another party. For written employment contracts, the statute of limitations is ten years. All other contracts have a statute of limitations between four and six years, depending on the nature of the contract. Any action cannot be taken against you after the statute of limitations has expired.

Can a Breach of Contract Lawyer Help Me?

If you have been accused of a breach of contract or you believe another party has breached their contract with you, seeking assistance from a professional attorney is essential. Our team at Riggan Law Firm, LLC can advise you on the best legal path forward to defend yourself in a civil case or to seek compensation from another party. No matter what your breach of contract issue is, our attorneys can help. Contact our office today by calling 314-528-9661 for more information.