Losing a job can have devastating consequences for you and your family. When the firing violates the law or a contractual agreement, prompt legal action is necessary to obtain appropriate relief. We have extensive knowledge of the federal and Connecticut laws that govern relationships between workers and employers. If you've been dismissed from your job and suspect that something improper or illegal occurred, my firm offers the highest levels of legal representation and service.
In many cases, employers seek to use at-will employment rules to protect themselves from legal liability. This doctrine allows a business to fire workers without providing any justification. However, certain types of dismissals are prohibited under law. We represent Connecticut workers in wrongful termination cases involving:
- Discrimination — A firing cannot be based on an employee's membership in a legally protected group. I am a strong advocate in matters involving discriminatory firings that arise from a worker's age, sex, race, religion, ethnicity, disability or other characteristics outlined in federal statutes. I can also advise you of claims that might exist under state law.
- Retaliation — Employees should never be punished for reporting illegal conduct or dangerous conditions at their workplace. If you're a whistleblower who has been fired,
I will investigate if any connection exists between your report and your termination. I can uncover the true motivation for a dismissal even if your employer tries to invent another reason for your firing.
- Contractual violations — Whether an agreement covers an individual employee or a whole group of workers, companies must honor the provisions relating to termination. I will conduct a diligent review of the relevant contract and take action against your former employer if they failed to abide by the terms of the agreement when releasing you.