One of the major problems a drunk driving charge can cause you is a loss of job.  The fact is that your employer can fire you if you cannot get to work.  Even if you legally cannot drive due to a license suspension.  This rule applies anywhere in Connecticut.

There are two types of employees: at will and contract employee. Most employees are at will. This means that you or your employer can fire you for any reason or no reason.  There are some exceptions to this rule, but having a drunk driving license suspension is not one of them.  

So, if your license is suspended in Norwich, Connecticut and you are no longer able to get to work in New London, Connecticut, your employer has no obligation to keep you on as an employee and can fire you. Even as a contractual employee, your employer can find you in breach of the employment contract and probably fire you depending on the wording of the contract.

If you or anyone you know might be fired from a drunk driving license suspesion and you need to fight the charge then contact the criminal defense lawyers at The Bartinik Law Firm, PC. 100 Fort Hill Road, Groton, Connecticut at 860-445-8521 or toll free at 888-717-4211.

Peter J. Bartinik, Jr.
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Civil Trial Attorney, Practicing Law in Connecticut