Generally, your employer does not have an obligation to give you notice before a termination or layoff, or even to a change of control in the company. However, there are many exceptions to this generalization. For example, if you are a member of a union your contract probably requires a period of notice before a layoff. Depending on the circumstances of your case, an exception may apply that may make you eligible for notice from your employer. It would be best to consult an attorney with experience in employment law to review the facts of your case and your employment contract to determine definitively if notice was required.
If you have any questions related to employment law in Connecticut, please contact Joseph C. Maya, Esq. at (203) 221-3100 or e-mail him directly at JMaya@Mayalaw.com.