Wrongful Termination Attorney
As an at-will employee in Hartford, either you or your employer reserves the right to terminate your employment position at any time without cause; however, that does not mean that all causes of termination are lawful. Indeed, while you may be let go without any explanation, if you believe that you have been terminated as a result of discrimination or because you have executed one of your lawfully protected rights, you need a wrongful termination attorney. Call the law firm of Hayber, McKenna & Dinsmore, LLC today.
What Is Wrongful Termination?
Wrongful termination means that an employee is fired for a reason that is illegal. While being let go from your job may feel wrongful, it’s only against the law if the termination breaches a legally protected right. To be sure, termination is illegal when
It is discriminatory.›
While an employer may be able to fire an employee for a broad range of reasons, they cannot fire someone based on a characteristic of that person that is protected under federal and state discrimination laws. It is illegal for an employer to fire anyone based on their race, religion, gender, color, sex, sexual identity (including sexual orientation or transgender status), pregnancy, national origin, age (for those 40 and older), disability, or genetic information. If you suspect that you have been terminated because of one of the above, you should immediately schedule a consultation with one of our wrongful termination attorneys.
It is retaliatory.›
In addition to an employer terminating an employee based on discrimination, it is also illegal for an employer to terminate an employee for exercising a legally protected right. For example, workers have a right to file workers’ compensation claims, file discrimination claims, report unsafe working conditions, or act as whistleblowers for illegal activities. When an employee is fired for doing one of the above (or another protected right), their employer is in violation of the law.
It is a result of a denial of reasonable workplace accommodations.›
Finally, an employer is required under the law to provide reasonable workplace accommodations for those who require such accommodations for a disability, religious practice, pregnancy, etc. Employees (as well as job applicants) are protected from being denied reasonable accommodations in the workplace.
Your Rights if You’ve Been Wrongfully Terminated
If you have been wrongfully terminated, your first step should be to consult with an experienced wrongful termination attorney who can advise you of your rights and guide you in taking further action. If you have been wrongfully terminated, you maintain the right to file a lawsuit against your employer and seek damages.
Call Our Hartford Wrongful Termination Attorney Today
Understanding whether or not your termination was lawful or not can be difficult, especially if there isn’t a plethora of evidence in support of your case. For help building your claim, conducting an investigation, navigating your rights, and standing up for yourself, call a law firm that has experience in wrongful termination claims like yours. At the office of Hayber, McKenna & Dinsmore, LLC, our Hartford wrongful termination attorneys offer free consultations and can begin working on your case immediately. Call us today at (860) 522-8888 to get started.