Under both the federal and the state of Connecticut medical leave laws your employer cannot retaliate against you for taking leave or otherwise enforceing your rights under the act.  If they do so, the laws provide for strong remedies in your favor.  In such a claim, you can recover the following:

1. Actual damages such as past lost wages.

2. Future lost wages which are often called front pay.

3. Attorney's fees.

4. Liquidates damages which are frequently double the actual damages.  

5. Punitive damages which are very rarely awarded. 

If you or anyone you know has been retaliated against for taking medical leave in East Lyme, Connecticut or in any other Southeastern Connecticut town, contact the East Lyme medical leave lawyers at The Bartinik Law Firm, PC., 100 Fort Hill Road, Groton, CT., 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