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Fighting for the rights of Connecticut employees and labor unions

Assertive Hartford Employment Law Attorney

Empowering Employees

No one has the right to harass you at your place of work or deny you access to employee benefits. Armed with more than 20 years of experience, the Law Office of Barbara J. Collins protects the rights of workers from abusive colleagues or opportunistic management.

Advocating For Your Rights

The Law Office of Barbara J. Collins understands that employees are often hesitant to sue their employers or stand up for their wage and hour rights, particularly when their employers are large corporations. We support you through this stressful period of time and help you receive the justice you deserve. We can assist you with cases involving:

  • Defamation
  • Unpaid overtime
  • Unpaid wages
  • Unemployment
  • Workplace violations
  • Unsafe work conditions
  • Whistleblower retaliation
  • Discrimination
  • Wrongful termination
  • Sexual harassment

We also represent employees in contractual matters that include covenants not to compete and other restrictive covenants in employment contracts.

Challenging Discrimination In The Workplace

Employment should be based upon your skills, knowledge and experience, not on arbitrary characteristics that do not affect your ability to perform your job. Employers are prohibited from discriminatory practices regarding hiring, promotion, termination, types of assignments and pay. When making decisions, employers cannot legally consider:

  • Race
  • Gender
  • Pregnancy
  • Age
  • Religion
  • Nationality
  • Disability
  • Sexual orientation

By applying extensive knowledge of state and federal labor and employment laws, the Law Office of Barbara J. Collins redresses the discrimination and levels the employment playing field.

Fighting Against Sexual Harassment

You do not have to put up with unwelcome sexual advances, sexist comments, or degrading images and emails at your workplace. These are examples of sexual harassment, which is illegal. Sexual harassment creates an unpleasant employment atmosphere and perpetuates the impression that gender relegates you to a lower status and position. Although women are most commonly targeted, men can be victims of sexual harassment as well. Responsible parties can include coworkers, supervisors and the company entity. Harassment can take the form of physical contact, visual images, email transmissions, general derogatory statements or unwanted romantic overtures. The Law Office of Barbara J. Collins advocates for your right to work in a professional environment free from harassment.

Contact a Connecticut employment and labor lawyer advocating for your rights in the workplace.

The Law Office of Barbara J. Collins is located in Hartford, Connecticut and represents clients throughout the state, including Hartford, Middlesex, Tolland and New Haven Counties. Barbara J. Collins is licensed to practice law in Connecticut.

Call the Law Office of Barbara J. Collins at 860-570-4627 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.