What Can You Recover From A Wrongful Termination Claim?
Wrongful termination does not just deny you work with your current employer. When you are wrongfully terminated, you may find that it impacts your employment record and makes finding other work difficult. If you are part of a work placement program for state services, you may no longer be eligible for housing and food support programs. These consequences are drastic.
If you are wrongfully terminated, you are entitled to compensation and other damages. These can include money lost because you are no longer working, emotional and mental damages and punitive damages.
When Is A Termination Wrongful?
Connecticut is an at-will employment state. This means that your employer can fire you at any time unless the law prohibits it. The most common violation of your rights is discrimination-based termination.
You have protection from discrimination based on color, race, sex, sexual orientation and more. These groups are often referred to as “protected classes.” You also cannot be fired if:
- You are being fired for filing workplace harassment or discrimination suits
- Your employer is retaliating for a workers’ compensation claim
- You are taking time off work for parental or medical leave, as specified in the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
If you believe any of these factors are involved in your termination, call the Law Offices of Cicchiello & Cicchiello, LLC. Our attorneys will review your case details and help determine if a wrongful termination suit is appropriate.
Over 20 Years Of Experience With Employment Law
If you are in Norwich or the surrounding areas, our lawyers are here to help. The only way you can truly know if your case is suitable for a wrongful termination claim is to speak with an attorney.
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