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Employee Rights

Defending your employee rights in the Danbury area and throughout Connecticut

The employment law attorneys at Collins Hannafin, P.C. have extensive experience representing employees in a wide array of employment matters, including commencement through termination of employment and subsequent litigation. Based on our comprehensive representation of both employers and employees, we have extensive knowledge regarding the state and federal laws and regulations that exist to protect employees from illegal practices. During the course of our representation, our employment attorneys apply well-rounded knowledge acquired from years of serving employees and employers to help employees understand their rights, consider their options, and efficiently resolve their legal matters.

Negotiation and enforcement of employment and severance contracts

Our employment law attorneys are experienced in preparing and negotiating contracts on behalf of employees, including:

  • Employment contracts: Employees in Connecticut are generally “at will”, which means that an employee can be terminated for any reason as long it is not a legally prohibited reason. One of the exceptions to this rule is when an employee has an employment contract that limits the circumstances that may result in termination of employment. Our employment law attorneys are experienced in reviewing and negotiating employment contracts on behalf of employees.
  • Non-compete, non-solicitation, and confidentiality agreements: Employees may find themselves in a position where they are required to sign agreements that restrict their ability to compete with current or former employers, including non-compete agreements, non-solicitation agreements, and confidentiality agreements. It is important for employees to understand their rights, the limitations created by these agreements, and whether the agreements are enforceable. Our employment law attorneys can assist you in the review and negotiation of such agreements.
  • Severance agreements: Employers sometimes offer severance agreements in conjunction with a layoff, or in response to an employee’s claims of wrongful or discriminatory termination of employment. Typically, the severance agreement will require an employee to give up certain rights in exchange for severance payments and benefits. Our employment law attorneys frequently review and negotiate severance agreements for our clients so that they may maximize their severance payments while understanding the rights that they are waiving by entering into a severance agreement.

Litigation of employment law claims

When an employer fails to abide by its legal obligations, we can assist employees in protecting their rights through litigation. We appreciate that an employee involved in litigation may also be out of work, and what an emotionally and financially challenging time it is. We work with our clients, to help them understand the process, weigh their options, thoroughly prepare for all stages of the case, and maximize their financial recovery. Our experienced employment law attorneys represent employees in an extensive range of litigation matters at both administrative agencies and courts throughout the state of Connecticut including:

  • Workplace discrimination
  • Wrongful termination
  • Sexual harassment
  • Retaliation
  • Unpaid overtime
  • Family and medical leave
  • Breach of contract
  • Unemployment compensation

Contact our firm to learn more about workplace discrimination, wrongful termination and other claims against your employer

For more than 60 years, Collins Hannafin, P.C. has served the Greater Danbury community. Call 203-744-2150 or send us a message online to obtain more information about employment representation. Our employment law attorneys include Laura A. Goldstein and Robert M. Opotzner.


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