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Restrictions on Firing Employees in Connecticut

Filed under Managing the Workplace. Fact checked on May 25, 2012.

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Employers in Connecticut are subject to these state rules that restrict firing employees under certain circumstances.

Connecticut laws make it unlawful for an employer to fire an employee:

  • who receives a summons or serves on jury duty
  • who exercises first amendment rights
  • for reporting a violation of law or for taking part in an investigation or hearing
  • for filing a claim for workers' compensation benefits
  • to discourage or encourage unionism
  • to deny equal employment opportunity
  • to violate protections for veterans or reservists
  • for having wages withheld for child support or other garnishment
  • for using family or medical leave

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