Employee Rights was founded with the belief that all employees have the right to work in an environment that is free from discrimination, harassment and disparate treatment. While the employee may have the right to such a work environment, all to often, this just is not the case. Discrimination & harassment on the job occurs every day. Employees are left feeling like they have nowhere to turn. When they do attempt to receive assistance, usually from a legal representative, they often find themselves unable to actually speak with someone without incurring consultation fees and/or they are faced with the fact that they cannot afford such representation. Let’s face it, your about to lose your job, you lost your job or your concerned that your complaints will result in you losing your job. Employee Rights was formed so that the Employee had a place to turn, a place to call and to speak with someone who understands, and most importantly, a place where you can find affordable help in filing your employment claims with the various Connecticut administrative agencies and be provided affordable assistance throughout that process.
Employee Rights provides non-attorney advocacy and assistance for employees when they find themselves the subject of discrimination or other issues in the workplace on the basis of their age, race, sex, gender, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, religion, genetic testing, sexual harassment, whistle-blower, family medical leave and sick leave violations and other protected classes. It is every employers responsibility to protect their employees from these issues, and these protections are guaranteed under state and federal laws.
If you are injured on the job, Employee Rights will assist you in filing your workers’ compensation claim. If you were terminated or left your employment and need representation at your upcoming unemployment hearing, Employee Rights is here for you. Whatever your employment issue may be, Employee Rights is here to direct, help and if need be, refer you to the appropriate person/attorney/agency that can assist you.
- Discrimination claims (Age, Sex, Race, Gender, Disability, Sexual Harassment, LGBT, National Origin, Pregnancy, etc.)
- Unemployment Hearings and Appeals
- Hate Crimes
- School Based Bullying Claims
- Racial Profiling (police)
- Family Medical Leave Violations
- Sick Leave Violations
- Whistle-Blower Retaliation Claims
- Union Issues/Violations
- Teacher Termination Hearings
Employee Rights provides direction, emotional support, assistance, and/or services to the employee in a variety of administrative forums including:
- Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO)
- Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
- State of Connecticut Department of Labor (DOL)
- National Labor Relations Board
- Board of Education Hearings
- Workers’ Compensation Commission
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Mica Notz, Employee Right’s President and Founder
Mica was born and raised in Connecticut. She has a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Administration from Albertus Magnus College and has twenty-eight years of experience in the employment law arena. She has worked as a paralegal for several highly respected and prominent law firms throughout the State of Connecticut and is a registered State of Connecticut Department of Labor independent hearing representative. She is a member of the NAACP and the previous Chairman for the NAACP Legal Redress Committee and the Human Resources Legal Compliance representative for the CT Human Resources Network.
What makes Mica your go to person? She too was once a victim of discrimination and harassment on the job. She too was faced with the very same situation you are presently faced with. She too had no idea where to turn. She had a difficult time being able to speak with an attorney and when she was able to speak with one, she was advised that it would cost her a consultation fee to see if the firm would “accept” her case.
“Bottom line – I just lost my job back then, and I could not afford those fees and they wanted payment in full upfront! Since that time, I have dedicated myself to working and performing in the employment law field as a paralegal, a contractual paralegal, as a DOL representative, a CHRO and EEOC non-attorney representative, and Workers’ Compensation representative. I have gone before school boards, fire and police board of Commissioners, National Labor Relations Board – I have fought for thousands of employees over the last twenty-eight years, and my passion for what I do has not diminished, it has only grown stronger. I am ready to fight the fight right alongside of you!”