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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 & NRLB, 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: Regional District Employees Are “Town” Employees; Claims Barred By Workers’ Compensation Act Exclusivity

Posted in Litigation, Wage & Hour

The Connecticut Supreme Court, in a decision that will be officially released next week (but released this morning), held that an animal control officer for several towns, was an employee of each of the towns.  Because of the creation of an employer/employee relationship, her claims that she was injured on the job (she suffered a… Continue Reading

Court: National Banking Act Preempts State Law Discrimination Claims

Posted in Discrimination & Harassment, Laws and Regulations, Litigation

A recent California Appellate decision spells out a possible defense for some banks in discrimination cases.  Specifically, the court held that state discrimination laws are preempted by the National Banking Act for certain national bank employees.  For national banks in Connecticut (and indeed in other states), the decision is worth a review to determine if it… Continue Reading