Connecticut Employment Law Attorney
When you devote your time to a career, you hope that your employer will treat you fairly under the law. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. When businesses engage in illegal practices, their employees can suffer as a result. Connecticut labor laws outline the rights of workers, and every worker is entitled to these rights.
If you have been a victim of unscrupulous business practices, an employment lawyer can help you seek justice. Your livelihood is important, and it is crucial that you are fairly compensated under the law. An attorney can help you review your circumstances and ensure that you have not been taken advantage of.
The legal team at Hayber, McKenna & Dinsmore has helped dozens of workers like you seek fair treatment from their employers. When companies discriminate against their employees or seek to avoid fair wage and hour laws, we can help those who have suffered as a result. We’ve taken on big corporations, and we’re not afraid to take on challenging situations.
Call us today at 860-522-8888 to schedule your consultation appointment. We can analyze your unique circumstances and help you determine the best way to proceed. With Hayber, McKenna & Dinsmore on your side, you can seek the justice that you deserve with confidence.
Employee Classification and Conn. Wage Laws
Both the federal government and Connecticut’s laws dictate certain requirements for employees to be paid fair wages. This includes a minimum wage that must be a met and an obligation to pay employees for overtime unless they meet certain requirements. However, some businesses try to skirt around these laws by classifying their employees as administration while they are not truly in a management position, in order to avoid properly paying them for overtime. Hayber, McKenna & Dinsmore has successfully taken action against major corporations who participate in this kind of activity.
If you suspect that you are being denied overtime pay by being misclassified, you can take a stand to demand fair wages. Federal law states that employees must be paid time-and-a-half for any hours worked over 40 hours per week, regardless of when you are scheduled. Training and preparing safety gear must also be covered under your wages. Your time is precious, and your employer must compensate your properly for all of the time that you dedicate to your job.
Options After Being Wrongfully Fired
Although Connecticut is an at-will employment state, which gives employers the right to terminate an employee under most circumstances, workers still have rights that are protected by labor laws. There are certain scenarios in which your termination would be considered illegal, including being fired based on discrimination against your race, gender, age, religion, disability, or military service. Federal and State laws forbid your employer to take action against you based on these types of prejudices.
If your employer attempts to fire you based on medical leave taken, you may be protected by the Family Medical Leave Act, which establishes that workers cannot be penalized for taking medical leave from work under certain conditions. In addition, you cannot be terminated in retaliation for fling a sexual harassment claim, a worker’s compensation claim, and other reports in your work place. If you believe that you have been terminated illegally in Connecticut, Hayber, McKenna & Dinsmore can help you recover from this devastating event and seek justice for the unfair treatment you have suffered.
Counties in Connecticut
New London County
Federal Courts That May Hear Employment Cases in Connecticut
Connecticut District Court – Hayber, McKenna & Dinsmore is able to represent you in federal court, an area in which you may need guidance for matters involving federal employment law issues. There are three locations within Connecticut:
Abraham Ribicoff Federal Building
United States District Court
450 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103
Hiring a Connecticut Employment Law Attorney
Your career and employment are important to you, and your future as a professional is protected by federal and Connecticut Law. Don’t let your employer trample on your rights. Let Hayber, McKenna & Dinsmore stand up for you against the unjust treatment against you. We are experienced in all matters of labor law, and we know how to proactively seek justice on your behalf.
Call us at 860-522-8888 today to schedule a consultation regarding
your unique issue.