Navigating the Ethical Dilemma: To Violate or Not to Violate an Employment Contract

Employment contracts are the backbone of employer-employee relationships, setting forth terms, conditions, and expectations to ensure a harmonious and productive workplace. However, circumstances may arise that prompt individuals to question the morality and consequences of violating such agreements. This blog post delves into the ethical considerations surrounding the decision to violate an employment contract, exploring the potential justifications and consequences.

Do I tell a potential employer I’m pregnant when interviewing?

In Michigan, as in many other states in the United States, there are laws that protect pregnant employees from discrimination. The federal law that protects pregnant employees is the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), which is an amendment to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Under the PDA, employers are prohibited from discriminating against employees or applicants based on pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. But what does this actually mean if you have yet to secure the job? 

Compensation Considerations: Additional Benefits and Perks

Physicians and dentists are highly sought-after professionals, and as such, such employment agreements may include various benefits and perks to attract and retain top talent. Taking these additional benefits and perks into consideration is important when assessing the overall compensation package, because you may find more value from the supplementary support of your employer.

Do I really need a lawyer to review my employment contract?

If you wish to protect your professional rights and autonomy, yes.  While it's not an absolute requirement to have an attorney review your employment contract, it is highly advisable and generally considered a best practice, especially for more complex contracts or if you have specific concerns. Here are some reasons why having an attorney review your employment contract is beneficial:

Compensation Considerations: Your Obligations

An employment agreement should clearly outline the obligations and duties expected of you. In order to know whether you are fairly compensated, you must have a complete picture of what it is you are being compensated for. While specific obligations may vary depending on the industry, practice setting, and specialty, here are some common obligations and duties that should be included in a healthcare worker’s employment agreement:

How to use a “sunrise clause” to your advantage

How to use a “sunrise clause” to your advantage. To understand how to use a sunrise clause to your advantage you must first understand what the clause actually is. In the context of a medical contract, a "sunrise clause" typically refers to a provision that outlines the terms and conditions under which a contract will come into effect or become operational. It sets a specific date or condition upon which the contract's provisions will be activated.

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