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Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress Claim for Job Applicants Remain Viable

Posted in Discrimination & Harassment, Highlight, Litigation

A lot has been made of the recent district court decision on legal job protections for qualifying medical marijuana patients. But the decision has another piece that has been overlooked and which may cause employers some heartburn as well. The “Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress” cause of action has been on life support for the last… Continue Reading

The Never-Ending Employment Law Case and the Hour-Long Commute

Posted in Highlight, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Litigation

Some cases are easy to explain in a short blog post. This is not one of them. But a new Connecticut Appellate Court case released today, Grasso v. Connecticut Hospice, Inc. (download here)  has too many nuggets of information to pass up.  It is an example to employers about how cases never truly seem to… Continue Reading

Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress Claims in Connecticut Get Dismissed Yet Again

Posted in Litigation

When the Connecticut Supreme Court came out with a decision nearly ten years ago that said that negligent infliction of emotional distress claims in the workplace were only viable when they occur during the termination process itself, it was the beginning of the end for these types of amorphous claims.   The case, Perodeau v…. Continue Reading

Court: Supervisor May Be Liable for Negligent Exposure of Subordinate to Discrimination Lawsuit; Do We Have a New Cause of Action?

Posted in Litigation

You’ve heard of the negligent hiring case. Should we now get ready for "negligent exposure" cases? A Connecticut Superior Court recently allowed a claim of negligence to proceed by a subordinate against a supervisor, on the grounds that the supervisor drew the subordinate into a dispute with another employee, exposing the subordinate to the costs of… Continue Reading