Connecticut Employment Practices Litigation

Employment Practices Litigation in Connecticut

Moore Kuehn seeks to hold employers of all kinds liable for violations of state and federal employment laws. These lawsuits can take the form of personal lawsuits or employment class action lawsuits, allowing many employees who were wronged by the same employment law violations to join together in a single lawsuit. Types of employment law cases include workplace discrimination for race, sex, religion or sexual preference, unpaid overtime claims, minimum wage violations, employee misclassification cases, WARN Act violations, and Wage Theft Prevention Act violations.

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  • Our Connecticut employment lawyers have more than two decades of legal experience.
  • We tailor our legal strategies to meet the needs of our clients, and we have never lost a case.
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What Is Employment Practices Litigation?

A number of federal and state laws are in place to protect the rights of prospective or current employees. Violations of these laws give rise to lawsuits filed by employees or applicants against employers involving employment-related issues, such as harassment, wrongful termination, or discrimination based on sex, race, age, or disability.

Federal Laws Governing Employment Practices

Employees are protected against employer discrimination or harassment by a number of federal laws, including:

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex. In addition, Title VII prohibits sexual harassment and sex discrimination on the basis of pregnancy.
  • Equal Pay Act of 1963 makes it illegal for employers to pay different wages to men and women performing essentially the same work under similar conditions.
  • Rehabilitation Act of 1973 protects job applicants and employees from employment discrimination based on disability and requires federal agencies to make reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities unless it would cause undue hardship.
  • Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities.
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 prohibits employment discrimination against individuals age 40 or older.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1991 amends Title VII to strengthen and improve civil rights laws and to allow compensatory damages in federal cases involving intentional employment discrimination.
  • Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 prohibits discrimination on the basis of national origin or citizenship against persons authorized to work in the U.S.

Types of Employment Practices Lawsuits

A wide range of employment disputes can arise between employers and applicants or employees. Common types of employment practices lawsuits include:

  • Discrimination: Federal and state laws prohibit discrimination in the workplace based on sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) may investigate claims of discriminatory action against employees (adverse actions). Employer adverse actions may include discriminatory decisions regarding hiring, discharge, pay, benefits, job training, promotion, and other aspects of employment.
  • Wrongful termination: An employee may claim wrongful termination due to discrimination, for filing a workers’ compensation claim, or for opposing or refusing to participate in an illegal activity or practice.
  • Retaliation: It is unlawful to retaliate against an employee for exercising a legal right or for opposing discriminatory or wrongful treatment. Retaliation may involve demoting, laying off, or firing an employee.

Why You Need an Attorney

Having an experienced employment practices litigator by your side may be crucial to the successful outcome of your case. Our Connecticut attorneys can:

  • Determine whether your employer’s unfair treatment was illegal discrimination
  • Assess the full extent of your damages
  • Gather and present evidence to support your case

Connect with Moore Kuehn

Our attorneys at Moore Kuehn are experienced litigators, well-versed in federal and state employment laws. If you have been the victim of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, retaliation, or other treatment prohibited by law, you may be entitled to file an employment practices lawsuit. Call us as soon as possible to schedule your free case evaluation.

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