What canI doif my employment contract is being violated?

I have a cleaning company. I am under contract with this organization. I have recently found out that they have hired another company behind my back. This is taking work and money away from me. Do I have a case here?

Asked on December 2, 2011 under Employment Labor Law, Pennsylvania

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

A contract is enforceable; if one party to a contract is violating or breaching it, the other party may bring a lawsuit (sue) for either monetary compensation and/or for a court order forcing the first party to comply with the contract. (The only way to enforce a contract is by suing.)

However, check what the contract says--only the actual terms of the contract, not you think it says or should say, is enforceable. So if the contract does not prevent them from hiring another company or giving work to someone else, for example, they may do this. If in doubt, bring the contract to an attorney to review.


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