An at-will employee can be terminated for any lawful reason in Connecticut. For example, if you are an at-will employee, your company can terminate you for “restructuring,” even if they fill your same position days later. Technically, an at-will employee is owed no explanation for termination. Regardless, there are exceptions to an employment at-will termination. You may not be terminated in any such way that violates your civil rights.
An example of this would be if you were terminated for your age, gender, or race. Whether you have been terminated for any one of these reasons would rely heavily on the specific facts of the case. To determine whether you may sue for compensation it would be important to sit down with an experienced employment attorney to go through every fact and circumstances of your employment.
In the same respect, you may have a claim for compensation if you were forced to sign the separation agreement under fraud or misrepresentation. Again, it is important to describe to an employment attorney every detail about the separation agreement to determine your case.