When employees in Washington, D.C. enter into an employment contract, they naturally expect that the terms of the contract will be fair. However, oftentimes employment contracts are written in a manner that favor the employer and protect the employer's interests, rather than the employee's. Therefore, contract disputes can sometimes occur either during the course of a person's employment, or if the employee is let go from his or her job.
An employment contract can cover many aspects of working for an employer, such as how much the employee will be paid, the details of any severance package that will be offered to the employee or what future work the employee can pursue. These are all important topics that could have a major effect on the employee. Therefore, before entering into an employment contract, it may help to consult with an attorney who can review the contract and explain the employee's rights and obligations under the contract. With the help of an attorney, employees may be able to negotiate a contract that protects their interests.