The relationship between employers and employees can be a fragile one. When there are no issues with wages, hours, employment contracts, harassment or discrimination, this relationship can be quite smooth and stable.
However, if a dispute arises, it can quickly pit employees and employers against one another. If and when this happens, legal claims, courtroom hearings and settlement negotiations may not be far behind. This is why it can be crucial for employers to seek legal guidance when developing workplace practices or at least as soon as there may be a conflict.