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What are Common Reasons for Wrongful Termination in Connecticut?

Employers are bound by labor laws that do not allow for termination without cause. This is where wrongful termination comes into play, which is the most common reason for unemployment. There are different types of wrongful termination, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, hostile work environment, and disloyalty. Other reasons for termination include poor performance, misconduct, or misconduct based on an outside employer’s request.

In Connecticut, there are many reasons that can lead to wrongful termination. One common reason is an employer failing to hire someone because of a disability or perceived disability. An employer may also terminate an employee for refusing to commit a crime, refusing to break the law, participating in legally protected strikes and union activities, joining the military reserves or national guard, filing discrimination charges against their employer, and exercising certain constitutional rights such as free speech and right to assemble peacefully. If you or your dear ones is a victim of wrongful termination, you better don’t hesitate to consult Connecticut employment law attorneys to protect your rights at the workplace.

Here are some popular reasons for which employees are wrongfully terminated in Connecticut.

  • Sexual harassment

Wrongful termination is a serious allegation. There are laws in place to protect employees from being fired for sexual harassment. If you have been wrongfully terminated, it may be possible to file a wrongful termination suit against your employer. This is an issue that should be dealt with promptly to avoid a lawsuit and lawsuits costs. Not only do victims have the right to sue their former employer for this breach of contract, but they can also sue the offender privately for damages inflicted. By taking steps before a lawsuit starts, a company can minimize the risk of a lawsuit and costly court battles.

  • Wage and hours violation

In many cases, employees are terminated from their jobs due to violating company policies. If the employee is terminated for a violation of wage and hour laws, it can be considered wrongful termination. This can happen when an employer withholds compensation for hours worked because the employee failed to work the appropriate number of hours. 

  • Whistleblowing

Individuals who blow the whistle on their company’s wrongful conduct can face employment consequences, including termination.  A person who has been fired due to whistleblowing could make a case for wrongful termination if they can show that they were terminated for reporting misconduct or illegal activities occurring within the organization.

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