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Hartford Wrongful Termination Attorney

Fired for Unjust Causes?

All employees in Connecticut have basic rights under federal and state employment laws. This includes the right to protection from wrongful termination. If you believe you have been wrongfully terminated from your job, we can help. At Cicchiello & Cicchiello, our Hartford wrongful termination attorneys can evaluate your case, discuss your legal options, and protect you from unlawful termination from your employer. Connecticut is an "at will" state. This means that employers have the right to fire or terminate an employee at anytime without providing a reason, as long as it is not illegal. However, even though Connecticut is an "at will state," when an employee is terminated from their job for reasons that are deemed illegal under Connecticut's employment laws, it is considered wrongful termination.

Under state laws, it is illegal for an employer to fire an employee or terminate their employment contract for the following reasons:

  • Gender
  • Race
  • Age
  • Religion
  • National Origin
  • Disability
  • Pregnancy
  • Sexual Orientation
  • The employee refused to violate the law at the employer's request
  • In retaliation for filing a whistle blower claim, discrimination claim, sexual harassment claim, wage enforcement claim, or workers' compensation claims
  • Taking leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Free speech or assembly
  • For any other reason that is not specified in the employee's contract (if a contract exists)

If you feel you have been wrongfully terminated from your job, a Hartford employment law attorney from the firm can help you file a claim with the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) as well as the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). You have only 180 days from the date of the incident to file a claim. Failure to file a claim with the CHRO or EEOC within 180 days will waive your right to file a lawsuit in court, and consequently obtain monetary damages in the future.

Victims of Wrongful Termination

If you believe you have been the victim of wrongful termination, it is important to hire a skilled and experienced attorney as soon as possible. As employers in Connecticut have the right to fire an employer without providing a reason, it can be difficult to prove if their actions constitute a wrongful termination lawsuit. Our knowledgeable attorneys can examine your case and discuss your best options for recovering damages. We will evaluate your employer's motivation for firing you, and collect as much evidence as possible to seek a large settlement. Most importantly, we are committed to ensuring your rights are protected, and that employment laws are served in the eyes of the law.

Contact a Hartford employment lawyer from the firm today if you feel you have been wrongfully dismissed from your employment.

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