Have no idea why! And got fired through a co
What is your question? Can a coworker fire you? If they are in a position above you, of course
Connecticut is an at-will employment state. This means that an employer can be fired by an employer at any time for any reason, unless the reason they are fired is illegal. It is illegal to fire an at-will employee because of: discrimination, or retaliation for doing something you have the right to do.
In order to determine whether a co-worker can lawfully terminate you from your position there are a couple of factors to consider. First, are you a member of a union? If you are, your contract may afford you a few extra protections. Second, do you have a contract or employee handbook? If it is stated in your contract or handbook that your employer is the only person who can terminate you and you must be given a reason, then the firing could be illegal. If you wish to determine whether your termination was entirely legal, it may be helpful to sit down with an experienced employment law attorney who can analyze the details of your case and educate you on your rights.
If you have any further questions regarding employment law in Connecticut, please contact Joseph C. Maya, Esq. at (203) 221-3100 or e-mail him directly at [email protected]
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