Have You Experienced Mistreatment In The Workplace?
You shouldn’t dread going to work. You shouldn’t have to endure offensive behavior or unwanted attention in the workplace. Many employees put up with harassment and discrimination because they think they have no choice or no recourse.
I can help you stand up for your rights, put a stop to the behavior and hold your employer accountable. I have years of experience representing Connecticut employees in employment claims and litigation. Call my Hartford office at 860-764-2975 to discuss possible legal action.
I represent many public employees – including police officers, firefighters, teachers, and highway workers – who are dealing with harassment, bullying and discrimination on the job. I also represent private sector employees, such as office workers, managers and blue-collar staff in restaurants, warehouses and construction work, who have been mistreated in the workplace.
Harassment And Discrimination Takes Many Forms
Many people hesitate to speak up or take legal action because they are not sure the behavior is illegal. If the conduct creates a hostile work environment or threatens your employment status, it crosses the line. Employment discrimination can refer to differential treatment in hiring, job assignments, pay, promotions and disciplinary action. It can also refer to:
- Sexual harassment: Unwanted touching, sexual advances, lewd comments and other sexualized behavior
- Quid pro quo harassment: Demands for sex in exchange for special perks or keeping your job
- Stalking and cyberstalking: Following you or contacting you in an unwelcome manner outside of work
- Personal harassment: Physical harassment and other forms of bullying
- Cyberbullying: Anonymous harassment via email or social media
- Discriminatory harassment: Singling you out because of your race, ethnicity, religion, age, gender or sexual orientation
- Third-party harassment: Sexual harassment or other abuse by a customer, vendor or supplier
- First Amendment retaliation: Mistreatment because of your beliefs or protected free speech
- Pregnancy discrimination: Harassment for getting pregnant, taking leave or going to doctor appointments
- Whistleblower retaliation: Demotion, transfer, harassment or termination for reporting fraud or illegal acts
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) retaliation: Backlash for taking time off to care for a family member or your own health crisis
- Disability discrimination: Refusing to make reasonable accommodations for a physical or mental impairment
- Retaliation for filing claims: Reprisal for reporting harassment or filing for workers’ compensation
Exercising Your Rights And Seeking Justice
Your employer is required to investigate and take appropriate action. If the employer does nothing or retaliates against you, it may be grounds for a lawsuit.
Reporting misconduct or filing claims is scary, especially if you are still employed. I understand that you are worried about losing your job and the impact on your government pension and career. It is against the law for your employer, supervisor or co-workers to retaliate. I will help you document the mistreatment that you have endured and any adverse consequences that you suffer after coming forward. If your employment rights or civil rights have been violated, I will aggressively pursue monetary damages, which may include back pay, front pay (future earnings) and compensation for emotional distress or damage to reputation.
Call Me For Aggressive And Compassionate Advocacy
This is my area of focus and I have a long track record of good results for my clients. To discuss your employment situation in a confidential consultation, call 860-764-2975 or contact me online to make arrangements.