CONNECTICUT LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW ATTORNEYS
Hersh & Crockett represents all levels of employees, from senior executives to cashiers to short-order cooks, in all aspects of employment law. Whether you have been wrongfully terminated, retaliated against, discriminated against or not paid fair wages for your labor, we can help. We have experience trying cases, negotiating settlements, and mediating disputes before and after lawsuits are filed. Connecticut employment claims have a short filing deadline, so it is important to contact a lawyer at Hersh & Crockett immediately.
We litigate lawsuits on behalf of our clients and our representative matters concern all matters related to labor and employment law, including: discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage & hour disputes, breach of employment contracts, misclassification of employees, workplace closures, confidentiality disputes, and unfair competition. We have also represented disabled employees in ERISA matters, including assisting with short and long term disability applications, appeals for denial of coverage, and litigation of denied claims. Specifically, we handle:
- Age, sex and disability discrimination claims
- Equal Pay Act claims
- Sexual harassment claims
- Pregnancy discrimination claims and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) claims
- Claims related to race and national origin
- Wrongful termination claims
- Overtime claims
- Employment contract disputes
- Wrongful termination
- Employers that have unlawfully retaliated against employees for reporting discrimination, harassment or other problems
We can offer flexible billing arrangements to our clients, including contingent-fee arrangements in most cases. Our objective is always to get the best possible result for our client in the most efficient manner possible. If you hire us, you will be dealing with an experienced attorney, as opposed to being billed by an entry-level attorney with less experience.
Currently, we represent clients in a variety of employment and business matters. Here is an overview of the types of matters we handle:
State and federal law prohibit discrimination and harassment based on protected classes, such as race, sex, religion, disability, and age. This area is continually changing as case law develops to reflect societal expectations for acceptable workplace conduct. Follow us on social media to find out about changes in Connecticut and federally.
Retaliation / Wrongful Termination
Federal and state statutes prohibit employers from retaliating against employees who engage in protected activities to oppose discrimination, harassment, or violation of other employment laws, regarding overtime, family/medical leave, and corporate governance. These are sensitive situations that should be properly investigated before an employment decision or termination happens. If you are the victim of retaliation or wrongful termination, contact our office immediately to determine your rights.
Unfair Competition -- Non-Compete Agreements / Trade Secrets
Businesses employ all kinds of strategies to prevent you from working elsewhere. It does not mean their strategies are legal. We have drafted, reviewed, and litigated all aspects of confidentiality agreements, nondisclosure agreements, and covenants not to compete. We have advised both, employers and employees, on this subject to avoide claims for misappropriation and/or tortious interference.
When claims arise concerning the improper use or disclosure of confidential information, customer solicitation or violation of a covenant not to compete, we can quickly investigate the facts, evaluate options and take the necessary actions.
We routinely negotiate, draft and revise employment agreements, benefit packages, independent contractor agreements, employee handbooks and separation/severance agreements on behalf of our clients. We believe that proper contract drafting is the best way to avoid future disputes.
Wage & Hour / Overtime
The United States Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) lays out the rules that employers have to follow, including overtime, minimum wage, break times, pay periods, and other rules designed to protect you, the employee.
We can help draft physician employment agreements, separation agreements, independent contractor agreements, and similar documents needed by healthcare practice groups. Our attorneys have defend healthcare groups in disputes with their former employees or business affiliates as well as handle other personnel-related matters.
Negligent Hiring, Supervision, and Retention
Has a businesses negligent hiring or supervision caused you harm? If so, you may have a claim under Connecticut law. Contact Hersh & Crockett today to find out if you have a case.