Hartford Employment Lawyers
People have understandable expectations that their employer will maintain a professional atmosphere that motivates employees to accomplish their individual goals, but several different issues can arise that make relationships with employers more difficult for employees. Some employees may not being paid properly, others may be dealing with some form of discrimination, and some employees may have been wrongfully terminated.
When people are dealing with any kind of employment issue in Connecticut, it can be extremely confusing to figure out how to get justice. Many employees can be entitled to compensation for lost wages and other possible damages if their employer violated their right to privacy, equal treatment, and respect.
If you believe that your employer has wronged you or you are dealing with any other kind of employment law issue, do not wait to contact a skilled attorney. Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers helps clients all over the greater Hartford area with various employment law issues.
Our firm can work to help you recover all of the compensation you are entitled to. Call (860) 722-9923 or contact us online to take advantage of a free consultation with a Hartford employment law attorney.
Do I Need A Employment Law Lawyer?
You will want to get an attorney involved in your case as soon as possible because they will be able to conduct an independent investigation of your case. The lawyer can collect important evidence and also identify all possible liable parties.
Deadlines are extremely common in most employment law actions. An attorney will know what paperwork needs to be filed, where it needs to be filed, and when it must be filed by.
A lawyer will also be able to review any contract or agreement you signed to help you understand all of your legal rights. Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers has a thorough understanding of state and federal employment laws, so we are prepared to handle a wide range of employment issues.
Having an attorney also lets your employer know that you are to be taken seriously. When you have a lawyer, you will be far more likely to receive a just settlement offer.
Why Choose Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers To Handle My Case?
Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers won the Trial Lawyers Board of Regents Litigator Award in 2015 and has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients. We fight for maximum compensation benefits for every client.
Jonathan Perkins has more than 30 years of legal experience and was named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers in 2014, 2015, and 2016. He is admitted to state courts in New York and Connecticut as well as the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Our firm also represents all clients on a contingency fee basis, so you do not pay anything until you receive a monetary award. Our lawyers can come meet you in person in your hospital room or home if you cannot come to our office.
Receive a no cost, no obligation consultation when you call (860) 722-9923 or contact us online today.
Types of Employment Cases We Handle
Employment law is a very broad area that encompasses many different kinds of legal claims. Some of the most common kinds of cases Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers handles include, but are not limited to:
- Wrongful Termination
- Non-Compete Agreements
- Race Discrimination
- Pregnancy Discrimination
- Age Discrimination
- Disability Discrimination
- Sex Discrimination
- National Origin Discrimination
- Sexual Harassment
- Overtime/Wage and Hour Claims
- Unpaid Commissions or Bonuses
- Whistleblower Claims
- Workers’ Compensation Retaliation
- Severance Agreements
- Hostile Work Environment
- Family & Medical Leave Act Violations (FMLA)
Many employees in Connecticut have “at-will” employment agreements, under which an employer is permitted to change the relationship at any time for any reason not prohibited by law. Union members typically have a collective bargaining agreement while non-union workers may have individual contracts.
Even at-will employees are still subject to certain basic federal and state protections for workers. Employers cannot discriminate, harass, or retaliate against these employees in protected circumstances.
Most employment law issues will result in an employee sending the employer a demand letter for compensation. This will typically lead to settlement negotiations with the employer’s insurance company.
If the insurer is not willing to provide an appropriate amount of compensation, the employee may file a lawsuit to try the case in court. When a case goes to trial, a victim could be awarded compensatory damages. Cases can also be appealed.
Employment Law Statistics
According to the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency recorded 264 total charges related to discrimination in Connecticut in the fiscal year 2017. This was the highest total since the 270 charges in the fiscal year 2014.
Of these charges:
- 98 (37.1 percent of all state charges) were related to race discrimination
- 68 (25.8 percent) were related to sex discrimination
- 39 (14.8 percent) were related to national origin discrimination
- 13 (4.9 percent) were related to religious discrimination
- 24 (9.1 percent) were related to color discrimination
- 100 (37.9 percent) were related to retaliation discrimination
- 74 (28.0 percent) were related to Title VII retaliation discrimination
- 65 (24.6 percent) were related to age discrimination
- 91 (34.5 percent) were related to disability discrimination
- five (1.9 percent) were related to Equal Pay Act discrimination
- one (0.4 percent) was related to Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) discrimination.
The Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities reported that it received 2,484 complaints for the fiscal year July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. Of those complaints, 2,091 were related to employment.
Contact a Hartford Employment Law Attorney Today
Were you the victim of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or other unfair treatment at work? It is important to know that there are legal protections that will cover you, and an experienced employment attorney could help you get justice and recover damages for the treatment you endured at work.
Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers will fight to make sure that you receive all of the wages and other damages you are owed. Call (860) 722-9923 or contact us online to schedule a completely confidential consultation with a knowledgeable member of our team today.