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May 20, 2015
Punitive Damages Not Authorized for State Employment Discrimination Claims, Says Court

In yesterday’s post, I talked about the case of Tomick v. UPS in looking at the prima facie case for disability discrimination.
But the new Appellate Court case may be even …

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May 19, 2015
Being “Qualified” Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Being Able to Perform “Essential Functions” of Job

Back in September 2013, I reported on a seemingly never-ending case of Tomick v. UPS and mentioned that it was headed to its second appeal at the Connecticut Appellate Court. …

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Apr 30, 2015
Don’t Worry, Be Happy: Supreme Court’s Decision on Conciliation a Yawn for Connecticut Employers

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the EEOC has a duty to conciliate that has go a bit beyond words before filing suit as a party.  In the case, …

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Apr 29, 2015
When Reviewing a Reinstatement Decision by an Arbitrator, Consider Over a Dozen Factors

If you like getting lost on roads with your head spinning on which way to go, this is your post.  (Everyone else, well, try to keep up.) I recap a case for …

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Apr 15, 2015
When Do Volunteers Become “Employees” Under Anti-Discrimination Laws?

Having this blog for nearly eight years, it’s fair to say that I’ve covered quite a few topics. But every once in a while, a never-before-discussed issue makes it way …

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Apr 6, 2015
“Just Give Me a Reason” Not Enough to Satisfy Just Cause Provision

I’m a big P!nk (yes, the exclamation point) fan. One of her most recent hits, is a song “Just Give Me A Reason”.
Somehow, reading a new Appellate Court case that …

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Apr 1, 2015
What Connecticut Employers Need To Know About Young v. UPS

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court decided one of the most anticipated cases in the court’s docket this year — at least for employment lawyers — in Young v. UPS.  …

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Mar 26, 2015
In Employment Litigation, the Best Defense is a Good Defense

It’s a busy week in employment law. Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court case decided Young v. UPS — a case about pregnancy discrimination. I’ll have more on that case in …

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Mar 23, 2015
Free Speech in the Workplace Gets Another Day in Court

Tomorrow, the Connecticut Supreme Court will hear arguments in Trusz v. UBS. It’s case I’ve mentioned before and even made a prediction about the case back at the start of the …

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Mar 20, 2015
Consistency in Arguments is Key for Labor Arbitrations

My colleague, Jarad Lucan, returns today to recap a notable labor case that the Connecticut Appellate court decided this week (but officially released on March 24, 2015).  It’s worth a …

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