The Connecticut Supreme Court today, in a per curiam decision, affirmed an appellate court decision that held that the time period for filing an employment discrimination complaint under state law (not federal) begins on the date the employee’s employment actually ends, not the date that the employee received notice that his or her
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Paycheck Fairness Act: Rep. Rosa DeLauro Provides Some Context
Earlier this month, I provided a legislative update on the Paycheck Fairness Act bill, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives. Long-time Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn, 3rd) has been a leading sponsor of the bill and she has a long and distinguished career in the House.
Yesterday, Rep. DeLauro issued a column in…
Former CHRO Regional Manager — Rebuffed by U.S. Supreme Court — Files Another Lawsuit in U.S. District Court
It keeps going and going and going…..
When I learned of a new lawsuit filed in federal court yesterday by former CHRO Regional Manager Femi Bogle-Assegai arising from her termination back in April 2001, I couldn’t help but think of the cliched advertisement of the Energizer Bunny.
First, the quick background as described by the U.S. Court of Appeals…
Appealing Arbitration Awards – A Followup to the Bloomfield Police Case
If there is something that can cause an attorney nightmares, it is the possibility of missed deadlines. Recently, there was an attorney in California who missed a court deadline — BY ONE MINUTE — costing his client over $1 million in legal fees.
This morning, that nightmare is a reality for the Town of Bloomfield,…
St. Francis Hospital/George Reardon — Employers At Risk Based on Actions of Former Employees, Even From Decades Past
For employers in the state, the lawsuits now being brought against St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center for the alleged actions of a former physician, should be a huge wake-up call that former employees can cause big headaches for their employers — even decades later. These cases — which are still at the earliest stages — arise from the actions…
Timeliness Not A Bar to Vague CHRO Complaint
Since the Ledbetter decision issued by the U.S. Supreme Court last month, issues of the timeliness of employment discrimination claims have come to the forefront. An interesting decision by a CHRO Human Rights Referee recently suggests that complaints that do not specify the timeliness of certain claims may still survive a motion to dismiss.