Our resolved cases
Labor dispute case: an employee client successfully settled the disputes by out of court negotiation after unilateral termination of employment by the employer
The client was encouraged to retire from his employer with offering a lump sum retirement package in case he would agree to resign from the company voluntarily. Being unsatisfied with such an employer's request as well as the amount of the package, the client did not agree on the employer's request. The client demanded the employer to pay for his unpaid overtime payments as well and kept negotiating with the employer even after he was required to stay at home as gardening leave. After about a few months' negotiation, the employer finally sent the client a notice to terminate the client's employment with the company and he came to consult with us.
Since the client did not cling to the position at the employer but wanted to be compensated for his overtime hours, we planned to claim for the overtime payment plus some amount of lump sum payment for his retirement against the employer. However, since the client did not have any records of his actual working hours at the employer that were necessary to produce as evidence to claim for the overtime payment, we filed a petition for preservation of evidence to obtain the work records from the employer and obtained the work records from the employer. Subsequently, we stared to negotiate with the employer out of court by sending a claim letter to the employer demanding the overtime payment plus some additional compensation. Through our negotiation with the employer for a few months, the employer finally agreed to make some amount of lump sum payment to the client and settled the disputes successfully by out of court negotiation.