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Use of Marijuana On Duty Still Justifies Termination, Says Court

Posted in Highlight

With all the talk about the state’s implementation of medical marijuana laws, it’s easy to wonder what impact those laws will have on terminating employees who use marijuana on the job. One recent Superior Court decision gave a pretty clear answer for state employees: None.  In other words, for employers: Fire Away. That, of course, simplifies… Continue Reading

Lying to Doctors for Fitness for Duty Exam Can Still Get You Fired… But Only If You’re a Police Officer

Posted in Highlight, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Labor Law & NLRB, Litigation

Sometimes, cases that seem like a no-brainer are anything but.  Just ask the Town of Stratford which finally won an appeal to the Connecticut Appellate Court. The case, Stratford v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Council 15 (download here), will be officially released next week.  The case arises from the town’s termination of a… Continue Reading

Court Rules Plaintiffs’ Attorneys Entitled to More Than Just Contingency Fee After Jury Awards Nominal Damages

Posted in Discrimination & Harassment, Litigation

Suppose you just defended against a discrimination and harassment lawsuit by two former female employees. The jury found that discrimination and harassment had occurred. But the jury awarded one employee only $1600 in economic damages and nothing for emotional distress. For the other employee, the jury did not award any damages. Most employers would take… Continue Reading

A Note of Thanks

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance

My sincere thanks to the folks at the Hartford Business Journal for including me on this year’s 40 under Forty list for the central Connecticut area. It is truly an honor. (And be sure to check out the cover shot, which was taken by J. Fiereck Photography.) Hopefully, you can also look at the list of… Continue Reading