Hartford Employment Claim Lawyers
Our law firm has over thirty years’ experience handling all types of discrimination and retaliation claims. Under state law, it is illegal to terminate, demote, or take other adverse action against an employee because of that employee’s age, color, criminal record (in state employment and licensing), gender identity or expression, genetic information, learning disability, marital status, mental disability, intellectual disability, national origin, physical disability, race, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy and sexual harassment) and sexual orientation. Many of these categories are also entitled to protection pursuant to federal law. Moreover, it is illegal for an employer to retaliate against an employee who has made a complaint of illegal discrimination, opposed illegal discrimination, or provided assistance to another individual making a discrimination complaint.
Whether you are currently employed by an employer who is engaging in discrimination, you have been terminated from your job because of discrimination or retaliation, or a potential employer failed to hire you for a discriminatory reason, you must act quickly to protect your rights and claims under state and federal law. The fact that you have hired an attorney does not mean that you have to file a claim; our attorneys can assist you in filing a formal complaint, but we can also assist you in negotiating informally with the employer, or we can help guide you from the background in your interactions with your employer. We may be able to recover economic damages, such as back pay and front pay, and non-economic damages, such as emotional distress damages, on your behalf, as well as other damages, such as attorney’s fees and punitive damages.