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Waterbury Employment Attorneys

Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers represents employees whose rights have been violated by their employer in Waterbury. Our experienced and skilled trial attorneys are here to discuss your claim and inform you of your rights and legal options. Whether you were the victim of harassment, retaliation, or discrimination of any kind in the workplace, we have the resources and skill you need to hold your employer accountable.

Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers can assist you even if you are still working for your employer. We can help you understand all of your legal options when you call (203) 437-6190 or contact us online to schedule a confidential consultation with one of our experienced Waterbury employment lawyers.

Do I Need A Employment Lawyer?

One reason to contact an attorney is so they can conduct an independent investigation. The lawyer will not only be able to preserve key evidence, but they can also identify any parties besides your employer who could also be liable. When you have an attorney, they can handle all of the important legal deadlines applicable to your case. This means they can handle all necessary court filings on your behalf.

A lawyer will also have a better understanding of how state and federal employment laws apply to your particular contract or agreement. Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers will fight to protect your rights. You will want a legal team on your side so your demands will carry some real force. When you have legal representation, an employer cannot just dismiss your demand letter and ignore you. They will be forced to deal with the issue.

Why Choose Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers To Handle My Case?

Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars and won the Trial Lawyers Board of Regents Litigator Award in 2015. We are committed to helping the people we serve to obtain the fair compensation they are owed.

Jonathan Perkins has over three decades of experience and has been named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers in 2014, 2015, and 2016. He is admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut as well as state courts in Connecticut and New York.

You should also know that Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers represents individuals on a contingency fee basis, which means that you pay nothing unless you recover a financial award. If you are unable to come to our office, our attorney will visit you in your home or hospital room.

Call (203) 437-6190 to set up your own no cost, no obligation consultation.

Types of Employment Law Cases We Handle

Most workers in Connecticut are considered “at-will” employees, which means that their employers are allowed to terminate or modify the employment agreements at any time for any lawful reason. Other workers have more unique situations, as union members usually work under a collective bargaining agreement and non-union workers often have individual contracts.

At-will employees still enjoy basic protections, as employers cannot harass, discriminate, or retaliate against employees. Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers handles employment law cases that include, but are not limited to:

  • Family & Medical Leave Act Violations (FMLA)
  • Hostile Work Environment
  • Severance Agreements
  • Workers’ Compensation Retaliation
  • Whistleblower Claims
  • Unpaid Commissions or Bonuses
  • Overtime/Wage and Hour Claims
  • Sexual Harassment
  • National Origin Discrimination
  • Sex Discrimination
  • Disability Discrimination
  • Age Discrimination
  • Pregnancy Discrimination
  • Race Discrimination
  • Non-Compete Agreements
  • Wrongful Termination

In a typical case, the employee or their attorney will send a demand letter for compensation to the employer. The employer’s insurance company may then attempt to negotiate a settlement with the employee.

An employee may have to file a lawsuit when the insurer does not make a satisfactory settlement offer. The employee may be awarded compensatory damages if successful.

Employment Law Statistics

According to the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, there were 2,484 complaints for the fiscal year July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. The Commission stated that 2,091 of those complaints were related to employment.

The Commission reported that:

  • 565 employment complaints related to sex
  • 551 related to race
  • 468 related to physical disability
  • 445 related to age
  • 415 related to color
  • 229 related to national origin
  • 200 related to ancestry
  • 114 related to mental disability
  • 70 related to a mental disorder
  • 54 related religious creed
  • 53 related to sexual orientation
  • 30 related to marital status
  • 29 related to a learning disability
  • 25 related to alienage
  • 12 related to a prior conviction for a crime
  • nine related to a familial status
  • nine related to gender identity
  • two related to police racial profiling
  • one related to blindness
  • 343 were classified as other.

The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reported that there were 264 total charges related to discrimination in Connecticut in the fiscal year 2017. The total was the highest since 270 charges were recorded in the fiscal year 2014.

Contact a Waterbury Employment Law Attorney Today

If you have been treated unfairly by your employer in Waterbury, it is crucial to hire an attorney with the right experience to handle your case. You have the right to hold your employer accountable for their actions and recover the damages that you are owed.

Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers understands how challenging it can be for many people to take legal action against your employer. We’re here to help empower you to make the right decision and take legal action to put an end to discrimination, harassment, and other unfair treatment in the workplace. If you are still employed or were wrongly terminated, we can help.  Call (203) 437-6190 or contact us online to set up a free consultation.

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Our Results
  • $2.3 Million

    For the family of a man killed in a traffic accident.

  • $2.1 Million

    For a Brazilian woman who fell off her bicycle, severely injuring her head.

  • $1.5 Million

    Awarded for an infant who died while at a daycare facility

  • $850 THOUSAND

    For the family of an 83 year old man who died after being in an auto accident.

Our Attorneys
  • Johnathan Perkins

    Jonathan Perkins

  • Wendy Kowarik

    Wendi Kowarik

  • Jeff Lynch

    Jeffrey Lynch

  • Kevin Blake

    Kevin Blake

  • Scott Burg

    Scott Burg

  • Robert McCarthy

    Robert McCarthy

  • Joshua Baum

    Joshua Baum


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