EMPLOYMENT AND LABOUR
Our jobs allow us to make a living, to provide food and shelter for our families, and sometimes even help allow the freedom or option to do the things we love to do.
So much of who we are, what we stand for, and how we perceive ourselves is reflected and shaped by our employment. Given the significance of jobs in the lives of everyday Americans it comes as no surprise that losing a job can be one of life's most difficult challenges. And most of the time, especially in recession times, Connecticut Employers seemingly have all the power.
Connecticut is an at-will employment state. This means employment can be terminated whenever either party wishes, without giving a reason. But, in Connecticut employers do not have the right to terminate employees “at will” if the termination violates public policy, an implied employment contract, a written employment contract, or one or more Connecticut or Federal laws.
If you believe that you have been terminated for a potentially illegal reason, or your employer has strung you along with a series of promises and reassurances of future employment you may have a wrongful discharge case. You may be due compensation for the damages you have sustained as a result of abusive conduct by your former employer.
The lawyers at Hartford Legal Group would be happy to discuss the possibility of bringing a Connecticut employment lawsuit.
|06/2015||Hartford Legal Group successfully settles an employment discrimination lawsuit against a New England corporation.|
|06/2013||Hartford Legal Group successfully settles a three employee discrimination and wage and hour lawsuit against a New England corporation.|
|03/2013||Hartford Legal Group successfully settles a wrongful termination lawsuit against a West Hartford corporation.|
|01/2013||Hartford Legal Group successfully settles a wrongful termination lawsuit against a corporate employer.
Jake was terminated from his job for violations of the employer's handbook policies. However his actions which may have violated those very policies were acts which benefited the public, and acts that happened in very excited and tense conditions.
Attorney Erin O'Neil-Baker and Attorney Nadim Tarabishy brought a lawsuit alleging wrongful discharge in violation of public policy. Despite the fact that Jake was an at-will employee, Hartford Legal Group was able to settle the case at a value over 10 times more than the corporate employer's first offer. And perhaps more importantly, Jake felt heard.
David had gotten a piece of Goliath.