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Ricci v. DeStefano – Attorneys for Both Parties Put Their Spin on Decision & Its Impact for Employers

Posted in Discrimination & Harassment, Litigation

CORRECTED LINK Over 100 people packed the Grand Courtroom of the Quinnipiac University School of Law last night to hear a panel presentation and discussion on the Ricci v. DeStefano case decided earlier this year by the United States Supreme Court. The event, sponsored, in part by the Young Lawyers Section of the Connecticut Bar Association,… Continue Reading

Connecticut Bar Association Schedules Program on “Discrimination Claims After Ricci v. DeStefano”

Posted in Discrimination & Harassment

Credit the Connecticut Bar Association Young Lawyers Section with landing all the major players in the Ricci v. DeStefano case for a panel discussion on August 18, 2009 at Quinnipiac University School of Lawl.  Full program details are available at the CBA’s website, including registration.  The panel brings together both the attorney representing the firefighters… Continue Reading

What To Do With the CHRO? One Proposal Calls For Elimination of the CHRO and Replacement with a Unemployment Benefits-Type Model

Posted in CHRO & EEOC

Sometime last summer, Connecticut attorney Karen Lee Torre sparked a few fires with her suggestion to eliminate the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities — the organization charged with, among other duties, investigating and remedying discrimination in the workplace.  (You can find my prior posts on the exchange here, here and here.)  The crux… Continue Reading

Yankees Mull Non-Disparagement Clauses, but What Does One Look Like?

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance

With the Super Bowl over, there are many in Connecticut who would love to start paying attention to baseball (after all, pitchers and catchers report to spring training in about two weeks). Fortunately, there’s been plenty of drama for New York Yankees fans this week with the release of former manager Joe Torre’s new book,… Continue Reading

Battle Continues Between Tribune Columnist and CHRO; Can We Get a Truce?

Posted in CHRO & EEOC, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Laws and Regulations, Litigation

The sword fight (rather, word fight) between a Connecticut Law Tribune columnist and the CHRO shows no signs of abating (for the previous rounds see my earlier post here).  Round Three comes in today’s paper with a further response from Karen Lee Torre to the letter posted by CHRO Acting Executive Director Robert Brothers.  Let’s just say that she shows no… Continue Reading

CHRO Responds to Criticism in Law Tribune – What Next?

Posted in CHRO & EEOC

Earlier this month, the Connecticut Law Tribune published a column by attorney Karen Lee Torre that was — how do I put this gently — stinging in its criticism of the CHRO and called for its elimination (you can find a link to it in an earlier post .) Acting CHRO Executive Director Robert J. Brothers Jr. has responded forcefully… Continue Reading