Discussions between a teachers' union and the Greenfield School District are underway in an attempt to negotiate an employment contract dispute, according to the lawyer for the district. The lawsuit against the school district was filed in January and alleged that teachers' contracts for the 2012-13 school year contained provisions that were unenforceable and in violation of state standards. The discussion may lead to a mutually agreeable settlement, further delay of the class action lawsuit or resumption of the lawsuit.
Employment disputes put jobs at risk and cause uncertainty for the employer as well. Disputes can often be settled when both sides choose to work together toward a solution, but a stubborn employer can result in the courts being the only method for redress of grievances. An attorney with experience handling employment disputes may be able to help employees reach a settlement out of court or pursue litigation against their employer.
Source: Greenfield Patch, "Teachers' Lawsuit Against Greenfield School District in Holding Pattern," David Cotey, Feb. 21, 2013