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Blog Posts in 2011

Lawsuit Filed For Worker Fired After Filing For Workers Compensation

Attorney James Sabatini has filed a lawsuit on behalf of his client for wrongful termination. The client suffered a work-related injury. Due to the injury, the worker filed for workers' ...
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Connecticut's Law on Pregnancy Discrimination

It is illegal under Connecticut law for an employer to discriminate on the basis of pregnancy. Under C.G.S. Section 46a-60(a)(7) an employer is prohibited from: 1. Terminating an employee because of ...
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Attorney James Sabatini Secures $100,000 FMLA & Disability Discrimination Settlement

Attorney James Sabatini recently secured a $100,000.00 settlement for a client in a FMLA and disability discrimination case. The settlement was obtained after suit was filed and written discovery had ...
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EEOC Sues Texas Roadhouse Restaurants For Widespread Age Discrimination

The EEOC has just filed suit against Texas Roadhouse Restaurants charging the restaurant chain with widespread age discrimination that dates back to at least 2007. There are three (3) Texas Roadhouse ...
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Sabatini and Associates Files Lawsuit On Behalf of Former Hartford Police Officer

Sabatini and Associates, LLC recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of our client, a former Hartford police officer, against his ex-employer the City of Hartford alleging wrongful termination. Our client ...
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Verizon To Pay $20 Million To Settle Discrimination Lawsuit

Verizon has agreed to pay 20 million to settle a discrimination lawsuit charging the company with failing to accommodate hundreds of workers whose absences were caused by their disabilities. The ...
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Attorney James Sabatini Obtains $200,000.00 FMLA Settlement

In a case involving violations of the FMLA, Attorney James Sabatini recently obtained a $200,000.00 settlement on behalf of his client. The case was pending in Court for approximately seven (7) months ...
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Walmart: Too Big To Sue?

The recent US Supreme Court decision that rejected the proposed class action lawsuit brought on behalf of 1.6 million women does not mean that Walmart is too big to sue. Nothing in the Court's ...
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Best Buy Employment Discrimination Settlement

Best Buy recently agreed to settle an employment discrimination case brought by nine named plaintiffs. The plaintiffs alleged in their lawsuit that Best Buy's hiring and promotional practices ...
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$410,000.00 Settlement Reached In Age Discrimination Case

The firm's employment lawyers, James Sabatini and Vincent Sabatini recently obtained a $410,000.00 settlement in an age discrimination case. The client was an air traffic controller that was denied ...
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EEOC Publishes Final Regulations to the ADA

The EEOC recently released its final regulations on the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended in 2008. Highlights from the regulations are: 1. Expansion of major life activities to include ...
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Workers Get Rare Victory Before U.S. Supreme Court

Workers got a rare victory before the business friendly U.S. Supreme Court. In the case of Kasten v. Saint-Gobain, the Court ruled that oral complaints can form the basis for a retaliation complaint. ...
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CT FMLA & The 75 Employee Rule

Connecticut's FMLA applies to employers who have 75 or more employees. Question? - 75 or more employees where? In Velez v. Mayfield, et al., the court ruled that the 75 or more employees need not be ...
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Attorney James Sabatini Wins Settlement For His Client

Attorney James Sabatini recently won a settlement for a client in a wrongful termination claim. The case involved disability discrimination. The settlement includes a monetary compensation and job ...
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Attorney James Sabatini Becomes Member Of CT Employment Lawyers Association

Attorney James Sabatini recently became a member of the Connecticut Employment Lawyers Association (CELA). The association consists of Connecticut attorneys who practice at least 51% in employment law ...
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CHRO Did Not Find Initial Merit - Is My Case Lost?

The answer is no. If you filed a CHRO complaint and the CHRO did not find initial merit, it does not mean that your case is over. Furthermore, it does not mean that the CHRO was correct in finding ...
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Terminated For Facebook Post

A recent Connecticut case involving an employee's termination following her Facebook post made national headlines. The case involved a union worker who went on Facebook and posted that her boss was a ...
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