Proven Waterbury attorney assist employees in cases involving discrimination and wage claims
Any dispute with an employer can be intimidating, but it’s important to know your rights in the workplace and seek knowledgeable legal help when you need it. If you have suffered workplace discrimination or whistleblower retaliation, you can rely on Holmes Law Offices in Waterbury for skilled representation. I have represented employees in Connecticut for more than 20 years and have a successful track record of asserting their rights in a range of employment law matters, including wage and hour disputes, wrongful termination claims, unemployment appeals and other civil actions. You can rely on me to stand up to your employer when they violate the law.
Skillful law firm assists with workplace discrimination claims
Workers at companies with at least 15 employees are protected from discrimination under federal laws enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Connecticut offers additional protections, including those outlined by the state’s Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO). My firm assists clients in filing a discrimination complaint against an employer who has committed a discriminatory action on the basis of:
- Marital status
- National origin
- Past or present history of a mental disorder
- Mental retardation
- Physical or learning disability
- Sexual orientation
- Genetic information
It is your right to be treated fairly on the job without regard to any of these characteristics. With years of experience navigating gender, age and other anti-discrimination laws, I can help you assert those rights and hold your employer accountable. My firm also represents employees in whistleblower claims when businesses unlawfully retaliate against a worker for reporting discrimination or some other type of misconduct.
Knowledgeable advocate pursues relief for victims of wrongful termination
You might have heard that Connecticut is an “at will employment” state, which means that employers can fire someone without giving any reason. While this is true, employees can obtain damages when a firing violates the law or breaches a contract. In many cases, companies try to avoid liability by failing to state the actual reason for the dismissal. Even if you only suspect that your firing was based on illegal discrimination, my firm can investigate and determine if you have an actionable claim. I also handle cases where the terms of an employment agreement were violated and cases alleging retaliation against employees who filed a discrimination action, noted instances of employer fraud or sought workers’ compensation benefits.
Dedicated attorney represents clients in unemployment appeals
In Connecticut, most individuals who become unemployed are eligible for unemployment benefits. If your claim for unemployment is denied, it’s imperative to contact an experienced employment attorney promptly. You only have 21 days from the date of the denial to file an unemployment appeal. As a seasoned workers’ rights attorney, I will thoroughly prepare your appeal and represent you during the hearing. If necessary, I can file an additional appeal to the Board of Review on your behalf.
Aggressive lawyer advocates for clients in wage claims
As an employee, you have a right to receive every penny you’ve earned. My firm represents employees in wage and overtime claims, holding employers liable when they fail to pay rightful wages in violation of federal law. Under Connecticut employment law, you may be entitled to receive double damages, or double the amount of the unpaid wages, if the employer is found to have acted in bad faith, in violation of the law.
Contact an accomplished employment law attorney in Connecticut
If your workplace rights have been violated, Holmes Law Offices in Waterbury offers knowledgeable advice and experienced advocacy. I represent employees in Connecticut who have been affected by workplace discrimination, retaliation, and other adverse actions. Please call 203-596-1091 or contact my firm online to schedule an initial consultation.