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Blog Posts in 2015

Lawsuit Filed Against Employer Refusing to Allow a Pregnant Employee to Work

Our lawyers recently filed a lawsuit against a Connecticut employer for refusing to allow a pregnant employee to work her job. After receiving notification from the employee that she was pregnant, the ...
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Association Provision of the Americans with Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. The ADA further prohibits employment discrimination against a person because of his or her know ...
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Gender Wage Gap - 78 cents on the dollar

How large is the gender wage gap? - 78 cents on the dollar. Women earn about 78 cents to a man's dollar according to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The wage gap persists even ...
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Do Not Fear But For Causation in Employment Cases

Since the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that in certain employment discrimination and retaliation cases the but for causation standard applies, the defense bar has attempted to portray this causation ...
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Supreme Court Tells Employers to Take Religious Discrimination Seriously

The U.S. Supreme Court in EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc. has told employers to take religious discrimination seriously. Title VII prohibits religious discrimination in the workplace and ...
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Summary Judgment Defeated in Race Discrimination and Retaliation Case

Our lawyers recently defeated an employer's motion for summary judgment in an employment discrimination case involving race discrimination and retaliation. The case is pending in Connecticut ...
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3rd Circuit Rules Public Agency Supervisors Can Be Liable

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that supervisors at public agencies can be held individually liable for violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The 3rd Circuit joined the 5th ...
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CT Supreme Court Recognizes Regarded As Disability Discrimination

Our Connecticut Supreme Court recently ruled that the Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act (CEFPA) protects individuals who are regarded by their employers as having a physical disability. In the ...
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Association Discrimination

An employer is prohibited from discriminating against an employee due to the employee's association with someone in a protected class. This form of illegal discrimination is called association ...
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Liquidated Damages Under the FMLA

The FMLA allows a prevailing party to recover liquidated damages equal to the amount of damages provided by the jury for lost wages, plus interest. Liquidated damages results in the doubling of the ...
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Motion for Summary Judgment Defeated in Failure to Accommodate Case

Sabatini and Associates defeated a defendant's motion for summary judgment in a failure to accommodate case pending in federal court. Our client was disabled. As a result of the disability, she ...
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