Breach of contract

I signed a contract with my employer stating that they would pay for my insurance, profit-sharing, and sick leave. I have not received anything from them, and they refuse to dicuss it, so I terminated my employment with them. Is there any chance of me getting any type of compensation from them?

1 answer  |  asked May 21, 2004 3:06 PM [EST]  |  applies to Texas

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Margaret A. Harris
Employer Reneges on Promises

The Texas Workforce Commission enforces the Texas Payday Law, so I first advise you to file a claim with that agency. Your chances are entirely unknown. Is the company going down the tubes? What were your losses?

Did you personally lose any money as a result of the unfilled promises? Like, did you have thousands of dollars of medical bills that were not paid by insurance because you didn't have insurance? If so, you might be successful in suing for those damages.

Not paying for sick leave? Again, if you missed a bunch of days and were not paid for that despite written promises, you might recover that lost pay.

If there are some real dollar losses to you, I recommend that you see a lawyer -- even though you would probably have to pay a consultation fee to get advice from a lawyer who is skilled and experienced in representing employees in employment-related disputes. And, I'm in Houston, so I can say this without hesitation -- since you are not going to be coming to see me. It's worth an investment of a few dollars of your money to get the advice of a good lawyer experienced in employment law regarding your rights.

Good luck!

posted by Margaret A. Harris  |  May 21, 2004 4:02 PM [EST]

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