Connecticut Workplace Retaliation Lawyer
Employee Rights And Whistleblower Claims
Employees often suffer retaliation for reporting wrongdoing, failure to comply with criminal acts of employers or when taking legal action for illegal conduct. If you have suffered workplace retaliation, including wrongful termination, it is important to consult with an employment attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights. Employee Advocates, LLC, serves clients throughout Connecticut and is dedicated to securing your immediate and long-term interests, both personally and professionally.
Retaliation, Termination And Your Rights
Any adverse employer action motivated by an employee’s exercise or assertion of a protected right can be considered retaliation. Mistreatment in the workplace, demotion and wrongful termination are all acts of retaliation. A fired employee has several options, including the right to sue an employer and collect damages. While most employees are at will, meaning they do not have a contract for a specific number of years, employers can be held liable for illegal termination or other acts of retaliation.
Our Connecticut workplace retaliation attorney handles cases involving:
- Wrongful termination
- Retaliation for FMLA leave
- Whistleblower claims and Medicare fraud litigation
- Retaliation for sexual harassment claims
- Professional and executive contract disputes
- Retaliation for workers’ comp filings
Training For Small Businesses
In most cases, employers have the right to discharge an employee for any number of reasons or no reason at all. However, if the termination involves discrimination, a breach of contract or any other illegal action, including retaliation, small business owners may be at risk for employee lawsuits. The best defense is to be trained on worker’s rights in order to avoid lawsuits. Our lawyer and staff are experienced in working with small business owners from start-up through dispute resolution to minimize the impact and exposure of an employee retaliation claim.