From false allegations of sexual harassment to contract disputes, businesses may face a number of hurdles. In Las Vegas, and across the entire state of Nevada, these situations can spell disaster for the future of a company. For example, a company involved in a contract dispute may struggle to stay afloat while workers are on strike. As a result, it is vital for every business owner who is in this position to carefully examine their options and do everything they can to protect their business.

Verizon has been involved in a dispute over employment contracts involving thousands of its communications workers. In fact, roughly 39,000 employees recently participated in a strike. Two unions which represent the workers say they are striking to maintain their living standards and also claim the workers are opposed to Verizon sending jobs offshore and eliminating positions. However, a spokesperson for Verizon says these claims are nonsense.

Over 177,000 people work for Verizon and the firm says that customer service is their first priority. Furthermore, Verizon’s spokesperson pointed out that provisions in the workers’ employment contracts were established many years ago and that the business climate has changed.

When it comes to dealing with contract disputes and other legal matters that affect a business, each situation is different. Sometimes, business owners are able to handle these circumstances out of court, while others face litigation. When the owner of a business is taken to court, they may want to consult an experienced legal professional for assistance.

Source: The Detroit News, “Verizon workers go on strike amid contract dispute,” Michael Balsamo, April 13, 2016