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Terminated from Subsequent Employer and the Mitigation of Damages Issue

Mitigation of damages issues arise when the employee who was wrongfully terminated gets a new job and then is terminated by the new employer. Many times, while the wrongful termination lawsuit is ...
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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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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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Attorney James Sabatini Files Disability Discrimination and Retaliation Lawsuit

Attorney James Sabatini has filed a disability discrimination and retaliation lawsuit on behalf of his client in Connecticut Superior Court. His client was fired from her job due to her disability and ...
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Connecticut's Teacher Tenure Act & Disability Discrimination

Connecticut's Teacher Tenure Act provides that a tenured teacher may be fired for a "disability". However, any teacher that is fired pursuant to the Tenure Teacher Act enjoys the ...
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Most Women Still Seeing Gender Bias in the Workplace

Recent polling conducted by the Wall Street Journal and NBC show that women in large numbers believe that gender bias continues to be pervasive in the workplace. 84% of the women polled stated that ...
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Motion for Summary Judgment Defeated in Employment Discrimination Case

Sabatini and Associates recently defeated a defendant's motion for summary judgment in a Connecticut employment discrimination case. The case involves a claim of disability discrimination. In ...
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Employers Exposed To Legal Liability For Not Adopting Proper Procedures For Managing Employee Leaves

Employers that lack proper and comprehensive procedures for managing employee leaves are exposed to legal liability and damages. For example, if an employee is out on a medical leave of absence under ...
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Unemployment Benefits, Offsets and Back Pay Awards

If you are a plaintiff in an employment discrimination case in Connecticut, you have probably heard the argument from the defense attorney and even the CHRO that unemployment benefits are applied as ...
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Law Firm Retained In Pregnancy Discrimination Case

The law firm has been retained by a young woman who has been subjected to pregnancy discrimination in the workplace. Employed by a Fortune 500 company, our client was subjected to discrimination ...
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Workers' Compensation Retaliation & Discrimination - An Overview

It is illegal for an employer in Connecticut to terminate or in any manner discriminate against an employee for filing a claim for workers' compensation benefits or otherwise exercising his or her ...
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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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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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Bad Job Market Even Worse For The Disabled

The job market is bad. It is even worse for disabled workers. The US government recently released a detailed study that showed in 2009 the average unemployment rate for disabled workers was 14.5%. ...
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Legislation Introduced to Override Gross v. FBL Financial Services

In Gross v. FBL Financial Services Inc., the United States Supreme Court changed the standard of proof for workers who sue under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967. Under the Court's 5-4 ...
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Young Workers and Sexual Harassment In The Workplace

In a previous blog post, I commented on sexual harassment of young women in the workplace. It is a real and growing problem - confirmed by statistics kept by the EEOC. According to an EEOC ...
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Can You Be Legally Fired If Your Disability Requires More Than 12 Weeks Of Unpaid FMLA Leave?

Can disabled workers be terminated after being away from work for more than the 12 weeks under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)? The answer is usually no. Often these workers have been ...
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Pregnancy Discrimination Act - An Overview

The PDA amends Title VII to prohibit an employer from treating pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions any differently than it treats other temporary disabilities for purposes of ...
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Teen Sexual Harassment In The Workplace

Every year hundreds of thousands of teen workers in the United States are subjected to unlawful sexual harassment. The teen employees are typically subjected to sexual harassment by their supervisors. ...
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Connecticut Law Prohibits Discrimination Based On Sexual Orientation

Connecticut's anti-discrimination law prohibits discrimination in employment against any employee who is gay, lesbian or bisexual or who is identifed as being gay, lesbian or bisexual. You do not have ...
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New Legislation Improves Protection Of Disabled Workers Under The ADA

Millions of Americans with diseases or impairments such as diabetes, epilepsy, heart disease, cancer and carpal tunnel syndrome will be protected from job discrimination under a new disability rights ...
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Bullying In The Connecticut Workplace

Bullying in the Connecticut workplace is not illegal. We receive many phone calls and emails from Connecticut workers who are being verbally abused and bullied in the office and believe that they have ...
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Hostile Work Environment Explained

on September 22, 2008 6:42 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBacks (0) What is a hostile work environment? A work environment may be found to be "hostile" when managers or co-workers are engaging ...
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Proving CT Employment Discrimination - Burden Shifting Analysis

Claims of employment discrimination are evaluated under the burden shifting analysis set forth in Ford v. Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Connecticut, Inc., 216 Conn. 40, 53-54, 578 A.2d 1054 (1990). ...
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