Have You Been Wrongfully Terminated in CT?
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In most workplaces, employees can trust that, as long they do their job and contribute to the well-being of their company, they will not be terminated by their employer. Unfortunately, this is not always the case and many employees in Connecticut find themselves the victim of prohibited practices that should be accounted for under law. When this occurs, an employee has been wrongfully terminated.
If you believe that you were wrongfully terminated from your job, it is advised that you seek the counsel of a proven Hartford employment lawyer immediately. At Zayas Law Firm, our employment law attorney is prepared to ensure that, following your wrongful termination, you receive every consideration afforded to you under the law.
Wrongful Termination Laws in CT
Connecticut is an "at will" state, meaning that employers reserve the right to fire employees at any time without giving any reason. With that being said, employees are protected under the law from being fired in relation to certain protected statuses such as their age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or national origin. Likewise, employees cannot be fired for certain actions such as filing a workers compensation claim, taking leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act, or for refusing to break the law at the employer's request. If an employer disregards these protections and fires an employee for any of these reasons, they can be sued for wrongful termination and held liable for damages.
Possible damages for wrongful termination in Connecticut may include:
- Compensation for lost pay and benefits
- Reinstatement of employment
- Punitive damages
Types of Wrongful Termination Claims
Employees can be wrongfully terminated in a number of different ways. Employment agreements between employers and employees vary across our workforce, but in almost all of these agreements, there is the opportunity for employers to act inappropriately and wrongfully fire one of their workers.
Wrongful termination claims typically involve:
- Discrimination (sexual, racial, etc.)
- State or Federal Law Violations
- Contract Violations
- Implied Promises
If you believe that your claim falls into one of the above categories, then you could be entitled to compensation from your former employer. The first step is to contact a Hartford wrongful termination lawyer at Zayas Law Firm today. Our team is ready to assess your options and, if necessary, aggressively pursue the recognition and relief you deserve for this wrongdoing.
Start with a free case evaluation. Use our online form to request one with our firm today.