As a hardworking employee, you trust that you will be treated fairly by your employer. Sadly, businesses sometimes use unscrupulous practices in the interest of profit and their employees become victims of poor treatment. If you’ve suffered as a victim of illegal business practices, you need someone on your side to defend your rights.
A lawyer who is highly knowledgeable of Connecticut’s employment laws can help ensure that your rights under the law are protected. With an attorney, you can seek justice for the unfair treatment that you have suffered.
Fairfield County Employment Attorney
Hayber, McKenna & Dinsmore has helped workers throughout Fairfield County find justice in cases involving all areas of employment law, including wage and hour law, wrongful termination, and discrimination. We have tackled class action lawsuits against large corporations that others might back down from.
Call 860-522-8888 today to consult with a dedicated lawyer from our team about your individual situation. We can help you analyze the options before you and thoroughly examine your case. Let us help you decide how to proceed with your employment law concerns and help you achieve a favorable resolution.
State Wage and Hour Law Requirements
Both federal and Connecticut state laws demand that a worker be paid fair wages, and define certain parameters for what that means. Minimum wage is established at a federal level, but Connecticut actually employs a higher minimum wage than is federally required. They also establish that any employee who works more than 40 hours a week and does not fit into a narrow category must be paid time-and-a-half for their overtime hours, regardless of when they were scheduled to work.
Some businesses try to avoid this cost by classifying their workers as administrators or manager, while their actual duties remain the same as other hourly workers. This is commonly seen among assistant managers who perform the same tasks as regular employees but are worked long hours and denied overtime pay. These practices are illegal, and you can seek justice for this treatment with the help of Hayber, McKenna & Dinsmore.
Options After Being Wrongfully Terminated in Fairfield County
Like most states, Connecticut is an at-will employment state, meaning that under most circumstances an employer can terminate an employee without reason. However, workers are protected in some situations. If you feel that you have been fired as a result of discrimination based on your race, age, gender, disability requirements, or other factors, your termination might have been illegal.
In addition, certain scenarios cannot be held against you when considering your employment. For instance, if you have reported sexual harassment in your workplace, you cannot be fired in an attempt to silence you or get rid of a troublemaker. You also cannot be fired as a result of a protected medical leave, as outlined in the Family Medical Leave Act. Our employment lawyers can help you determine what recourse you have available.
Cities and Towns within Fairfield County
- New Canaan
- New Fairfield
Helpful Resources for Local Employment Law Concerns
Fairfield District Court – The District Court will handle civil matters in the area, such as employment law cases.Fairfield Judicial District
1061 Main St.
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Seeking Justice for Illegal Practices in Your Workplace
Our highly qualified legal team at Hayber, McKenna & Dinsmore know how to approach complex and often heated employment issues. We have represented large class actions suits against daunting corporations, and we’re here to take the stress off of your shoulders. Let us stand up for your rights as a worker and ensure that your employer has not taken advantage of your hard work. Call us today at 860-522-8888 to schedule your consultation about your specific situation.