The laws for wrongful termination or discharge vary widely from state to state. In an "at-will employment" state, which includes most states, employers may hire or fire for any cause or for no cause at all. If the reason for termination or discharge, however, is a pretext for some underlying illegal reason, then it may be considered wrongful termination. Illegal reason to terminate an employee under Connecticut law and the Federal Civil Rights Act can include retaliation for filing a claim of discrimination, sexual harassment, or hostile work environment. Likewise, retaliation after a whistleblower action can be considered wrongful termination. Contact an attorney for legal advice about a wrongful termination case in Litchfield County, Connecticut.
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Hartford County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service - The Lawyer Referral Service is sponsored by the Hartford County Bar Association. This community based non-profit service helps individuals and businesses find an attorney in Litchfield County in the northwestern corner of Connecticut. The LRS also serves the counties of Hardford, Middlesex, Tolland and Windham. The service charges a $25 processing fee for the referral. The $25 fee is waived for workers' compensation, personal injury, and social security disability cases. Attorneys that participate in the service must carry malpractice insurance and are pre-screened for their experience and good standing with the Connecticut State Bar.