Retaliation occurs when an employer takes an adverse action against an employee for engaging in or exercising their rights that are protected under the law. Common activities that may incite retaliation include the following:
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Madsen, Prestley & Parenteau Secures Reinstatement and Significant Financial Settlement for College CEO
Through a negotiated settlement, MPP has secured a significant recovery for one of its clients, Dr. Nicole Esposito, the Campus CEO of Manchester Community College.
Professor Discrimination: When College and University Professors Face Workplace Discrimination
Several recent high-profile discrimination cases involving university professors highlight the continued disparity in pay between male and female academics.
Discrimination and Retaliation Claims in Connecticut
If you feel your employer is retaliating against you for your involvement in a protected activity, there are three things that you must be able to prove to win your case.
When is it Illegal for Your Employer to Retaliate Against You?
The law makes it illegal for an employer to retaliate against you if you engage in an activity protected by a statute. Thus, if an employer is aware that you engaged in a protected activity, you should be protected from acts of retaliation by your employer for that activity.
How to Know If You Have a Wrongful Termination Lawsuit in CT
If you believe your employment ended for unjust or illegal reasons, you may be wondering whether you have legitimate grounds for a wrongful termination lawsuit.
How to Know If You are Owed Overtime Pay
If you do not work in an exempt category and believe you are owed unpaid overtime/time-and-a-half wages, you can file a claim within the Connecticut Department of Labor.
Unemployment Insurance Relief in Connecticut During the COVID-19 Outbreak
On March 27, 2020, Congress passed and the President signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) to provide economic relief in response to the coronavirus pandemic. CARES Act included funding for a Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (“FPUC”).
How to File a Discrimination Claim in CT
If you are a member of a protected class and believe you are or have been a victim of illegal discrimination in Connecticut, you can file a complaint with the CHRO at no cost.
How Whistleblowers are Compensated in Connecticut
Some whistleblower laws allow for compensation to be paid to the whistleblower who comes forward and reports the wrongdoing, under certain conditions.