Successful and Experienced Executive Employment Lawyers

The relationship between employees and employers can be contentious, so executives and employers rely on Houston employment lawyers to insure the smooth operation of the business. When employment disputes occur, often much more is at stake than just a job. Employment disputes can put an entire business at risk. The attorneys at Burford Perry LLP have a wealth of experience handling employment litigation issues and a long track record of success.

One of our founding partners, Robert Burford, has represented executives at some of Houston’s best-known companies. His first million-dollar verdict came from representing Don Ballard in a breach of employment case against US Diagnostic, Inc. Robert Burford represented the former CEO of Key Energy Services in his suit for wrongful termination that resulted in a several million-dollar settlement. He has assisted in negotiating executive severance packages and regularly handled litigation for executives in disputes with their employers.

Types of Employment Disputes

There are a variety of situations in which employment disputes can arise. Some disputes will arise from a failure to fulfill or a violation of employment contracts. The most common types of employment contracts include:

  • Non-Compete Agreements – The Texas Covenants Not to Compete Act (Tex. Bus. & Com. Code § 15.50) often is at issue in employment disputes. Both employees and employers want to know whether their non-compete agreement is enforceable. The experienced attorneys at Burford Perry LLP have litigated this issue for both employers and employees. Our attorneys commonly address this issue when an employee is terminated at or leaves his or her employment and wants to continue working in their career field.
  • Confidentiality Agreements – These agreements, sometimes known as non-disclosure agreements, detail what information employees can and cannot share with third parties. Whether certain information is legally confidential can vary from business to business and profession to profession. Both employers and employees dealing with breach of confidentiality issues need an experienced employment lawyer.
  • Employment Contracts – There are many considerations in employment contracts including compensation, benefits like health insurance, stock ownership, job security, and limits on outside compensation. The attorneys at Burford Perry LLP regularly counsel executives with employment contracts on the terms of separation.
  • Discrimination and Harassment Claims – The attorneys at Burford Perry LLP have successfully represented executives and employees who have been victims of workplace harassment and gender discrimination. The issues in these cases are often highly emotional and require a committed employment lawyer.
  • Wrongful Termination – While Texas is an “employment-at-will” state, meaning that an employee can be terminated at any time for almost any reason, the at-will rule does not apply to all circumstances. This is particularly true when an employment contract is involved. Burford Perry attorneys have represented numerous executives and employees where wrongful termination was at issue. Ending an employment position can difficult and require the assistance of an experienced employment counsel.

Resolving Employment Disputes

Resolving employment disputes is usually a complicated process, and situations can become emotionally charged. Employment disputes can destroy the employee’s reputation and harm the company. Whether the dispute will be resolved through negotiation, litigation or arbitration, an experienced Burford Perry LLP employment lawyer will be able to analyze the circumstances and determine the best course of action.

Executive Employment Attorneys Dedicated to Success

At Burford Perry LLP, our lawyers have over 55 years of combined experience helping business owners and employees resolve employment disputes. Our track record of success includes successful settlements, awards and verdicts for our clients. We understand the delicacy required to preserve a business’ reputation and the finesse needed to resolve disputes completely and successfully for our clients.

If you are facing a dispute, do not wait to speak to an attorney. Many people unknowingly wave their rights in employment disputes, which can make it difficult to receive fair compensation. Our attorneys can analyze your situation and help you understand your legal options.