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Employee Use of Social Media

Employers are increasingly terminating employees for social media use both in the office and outside of the workplace. Employees have to be careful about their social media use. Using social media ...
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$250,000 FMLA Settlement

Attorney James Sabatini secured a $250,000 settlement for his client in a FMLA lawsuit. The FMLA prohibits employers from using the FMLA as a negative factor when deciding whether or not to terminate ...
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Millennial Women Behind in Race for Equal Pay

Even though women today nearly mirror their male counterparts on every level in the workforce, women still earn just 80 cents for every dollar earned by men. A new report from Wells Fargo ...
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Liberty Mutual's Motion for Summary Judgment Denied

Liberty Mutual's motion for summary judgment was defeated in a wrongful termination case. Our client was wrongfully terminated due to FMLA discrimination and disability discrimination. The lawsuit ...
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Verizon Wireless Summary Judgment Defeated

Attorney James Sabatini defeated Verizon Wireless' motion for summary judgment in a disability discrimination and failure to accommodate employment case. Our client was injured on the job. Because ...
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Delta Airlines' Motion for Summary Judgment Defeated in Gender Plus Age Employment Discrimination Case

Sabatini and Associates has defeated Delta Airlines' motion for summary judgment in a gender plus age employment discrimination case pending in Connecticut federal court. We represent three older ...
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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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Death in the Family is Not Automatic Grounds for FMLA Coverage

A death in the family is not automatic grounds for FMLA coverage. Presently, the FMLA does not provide for bereavement leave. There has been legislation proposed in Congress to amend the FMLA to ...
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Doubles Damages For Failure to Pay Overtime

Connecticut law imposes double damages on employers who do not pay their workers' overtime pay. If an employee is not paid overtime wages, the employee has the legal right to bring a civil ...
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The Provoked Insubordination Doctrine

The provoked insubordination doctrine addresses the situation where an employer engages in behavior towards an employee with the intent to induce insubordination. Once the insubordination has been ...
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Paid Maternity Leave is Long Overdue

Paid maternity leave is long overdue in the United States. Virtually every other developed modern economy offers paid maternity leave. About 21% of U.S. employers offer paid maternity leave to all of ...
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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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Hostile Work Environment Lawsuit Filed After Client was Racially Harassed

Attorney James Sabatini recently filed a hostile work environment lawsuit involving racial harassment. His client was employed by a Connecticut car dealership. He was repeatedly subjected to racial ...
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Employment Discrimination Lawsuit Filed

Attorney James Sabatini has filed an employment discrimination lawsuit in federal court on behalf of his client. The client was wrongfully terminated as a result of absences she took from work due to ...
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Attorney James Sabatini Files Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

Attorney James Sabatini has filed a gender discrimination lawsuit on behalf of his client in Connecticut Superior Court. The client was fired after being told by her employer that they preferred ...
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Temporary Employee Status Counts Toward FMLA Eligibility

Time spent working for an employer as a temporary employee counts towards FMLA eligibility leave. Regardless of whether the employment relationship involves a staffing firm, a placement agency, or the ...
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Family and Medical Leave Lawsuits are on the Rise

Family and medical leave lawsuits are on the rise. According to the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, lawsuits filed under the FMLA jumped to 877 in 2013 from 291 in 2012. The Family and ...
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Disability and FMLA Discrimination Lawsuit Filed in Federal Court

Attorney James Sabatini has filed a FMLA and disability discrimination lawsuit on behalf of his client in Connecticut federal court. The client had taken a FMLA qualifying leave of absence from her ...
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FMLA Lawsuit Filed in Connecticut Federal Court

Sabatini and Associates has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit in Connecticut federal court against a major Connecticut employer. The lawsuit alleges that the employer unlawfully used our ...
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Connecticut Employee Personnel File Rights

Connecticut employees have certain legal rights regarding their personnel files. The Connecticut Personnel Files Act, Conn. Gen. Stat. Sec. 31-128a et seq., establishes those rights. Of particular ...
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Temporary Impairments When Sufficiently Severe Can Be Covered Under the Americans with Disabilities Act

In Summers v. Altarum, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit held that under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) and its implementing regulations, an ...
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FMLA Lawsuit Filed In Connecticut Federal Court

Sabatini and Associates has filed a FMLA lawsuit on behalf of their client in Connecticut federal court. Our client worked for a large construction company. He suffered from a medical condition that ...
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Attorney James Sabatini Secures $235,000 and Job Reinstatement in Disability and FMLA Retaliation Case

Attorney James Sabatini obtained a settlement for his client in a disability and FMLA retaliation case. The settlement included job reinstatement and $235,000. The job reinstatement also brought the ...
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FMLA Settlement Obtained by Attorney James Sabatini

Attorney James Sabatini recently secured a $90,000 settlement in a case involving Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) violations. Defendant's initial settlement offer was zero (0) dollars. Attorney ...
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Sabatini & Associates Retained in Sexual Harassment Case

Sabatini and Associates have been retained in a Connecticut sexual harassment case. Shortly after being hired for a new job, our client was sexually harassed in the workplace. He was also subjected to ...
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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 Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Filed

Attorney James Sabatini has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit in Connecticut on behalf of his client. The client was subjected to months of sexual harassment. Despite the employer being aware of the ...
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FMLA Lawsuit Filed in Federal Court

Attorney James Sabatini recently filed a lawsuit in Connecticut federal court alleging FMLA violations. Our client was denied medical leave under the FMLA and was then fired from his job. As a result ...
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But For Causation in Title VII Retaliation Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court strikes another blow against employees. In a recent decision, the court held that a plaintiff alleging unlawful retaliation for protected opposition to suspected discrimination ...
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Sabatini and Associates Reaches Disability Discrimination Settlement for Client

The lawyers at Sabatini and Associates recently secured a six figure settlement for their client in a Connecticut disability discrimination case against a multi-billion dollar corporation. The case ...
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Is Being on Time an Essential Function of the Job? - Not as a Matter of Law

Is being on time an essential function of a job? - not as a matter according to the Second Circuit in a recent decision entitled McMillan v. City of New York. The court found that the "physical ...
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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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Disability & FMLA Discrimination Lawsuit Filed

The attorneys at Sabatini & Associates have filed a lawsuit on behalf of their client alleging disability and FMLA discrimination. Our client was the head chef for a corporate food service ...
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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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Job Reinstatement For Client

Within three (3) weeks of being retained by his client, Attorney James Sabatini got his client's former employer to reinstate his employment without conditions. The client was wrongfully ...
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Employer's Maximum Leave Policies Illegally Discriminate Against Disabled Employees

Employers that enforce non-flexible maximum leave policies against disabled employees are violating the law. The EEOC takes the enforcement position that maximum leave policies generally violate the ...
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Sabatini & Associates Retained in FMLA Wrongful Termination Case

Sabatini & Associates has been retained by a woman who was recently wrongfully terminated in violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). She had successfully worked for years for her ...
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Loan Underwriters Entitled to Overtime Pay

In a significant victory for workers in the mortgage industry, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has held that underwriters for J.P. Morgan Chase had been misclassified as ...
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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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$130,000.00 Workers' Compensation Discrimination Settlement

Sabatini and Associates has settled a wrongful termination case for $130,000.00. The case involved a claim of workers' compensation discrimination. It is illegal under Connecticut law for an ...
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$700,000.00 Prejudgment Remedy Secured

A $700,000.00 prejudgment remedy has been secured by Attorney Vincent Sabatini in a breach of contract case. The case involves of a contract involving rental retail space in Connecticut. In certain ...
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Lawsuit Filed Against Family Dollar

Attorney James Sabatini on behalf of his client, a store manager at a Connecticut Family Dollar store, has filed a lawsuit against the company alleging pregnancy discrimination and unpaid overtime. ...
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Light Duty and the FMLA

Working light duty does not adversely affect an employee's FMLA. Time spent performing light duty work does not count against an employee's FMLA leave entitlement. Also, the employee's ...
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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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Requests for Admissions - Under Used and Under Appreciated

Requests for admissions are under used and under appreciated in wrongful termination and employment discrimination cases. Discovery can be plagued with defendants giving non-responsive answers to ...
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Attorney James Sabatini Files FMLA & Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

Attorney James Sabatini has filed suit on behalf of his client alleging FMLA violations and disability discrimination. The client worked for Water's Edge Resort and Spa in Westbrook, Connecticut. ...
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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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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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Fox News Sued For Unlawful Retaliation

New York-based Fox News Network LLC, which owns and operates the Fox News Channel based in Washington, D.C., retaliated against news reporter Catherine Herridge after she complained to Fox that she ...
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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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Pratt & Whitney Cannot Ship Jobs Out of CT

A federal appeals court has rejected jet engine maker Pratt & Whitney's plan to move 1,000 jobs out of Connecticut.The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a federal judge's ruling that said ...
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FMLA Leave Extends to "Non-Traditional" Parents

On June 22, 2010, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a clarification of definitions under Section 101(12) of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) designed to ensure all employees who care for ...
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Disabled Under The ADA For Conditions Caused By Medication?

Is an employee considered disabled under the ADA for a condition caused by medication? Well, like most legal issues, there is no simple yes or no answer to that question. In Sulima v. Tobyhanna Army ...
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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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Imposing a Sex-Stereotyped Stigma On Employees Violates Title VII

The Eighth Circuit joins other U.S. Courts of Appeals that have ruled on claims that an employer violated Title VII by imposing a sex-stereotyped stigma on a protected employee. In the case of Lewis ...
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EEOC'S Comments On ADA Amendments

The EOOC has posted comments on the recent ADA amendments that went into effect on January 1, 2009. The comments read as follows: On September 25, 2008, the President signed the Americans with ...
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Why Mandatory Arbitration In Employment Cases Is Rotten

If anyone had any doubts as to how harmful mandatory and binding arbitration is in employment cases, just watch this video. Not only does the arbitration deny the wronged employee's right to her day ...
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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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Genetic Discrimination In The Workplace Now Prohibited Under Federal Law

Under Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), it is illegal to discriminate against employees or applicants because of genetic information. The law became effective on ...
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Bad News For Plaintiffs In Age Discrimination Cases

The US Supreme Court handed down some bad news for plaintiffs in age discrimination cases brought under the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). In a 5 to 4 decision, the Court held ...
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EEOC Publishing Notice of Proposed Rulemaking That Will Revise EEOC Regulations To Conform With The ADA Amendments Act of 2008

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will publish a proposed rule that would make several significant changes to the definition of the term "disability" under the Americans with ...
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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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Third Circuit Rules That Court Can Award Extra Compensation For Taxes

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has held that trial judges can increase a plaintiff's award to account for the increased taxes she would have to pay on a lump-sum back pay award. With the decision, ...
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ADA Amendments of 2008 - Broadens Meaning of Disability

On September 25, 2008, President Bush signed new legislation amending the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to take effect on January 1, 2009. The amendments broaden the meaning of ...
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Deputy Sheriff Uses Excessive Force On a 15 Year Old Female

on March 2, 2009 5:39 PM A 15 year old girl was arrested with a friend for the taking of her friend's mother's car without the mother's permission. While in the holding cell, the police officer ...
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Employers Betting On Your Death

They are called "dead peasant" policies -- secret life insurance policies taken out on unwitting employees -- and they have now triggered civil litigation. In Oklahoma, a federal judge recently ruled ...
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Ledbetter Fair Pay Act Signed Into Law

President Obama signs into law the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. The Ledbetter Fair Pay Act overturns a Supreme Court ruling by re-starting the statute of limitations clock every time a worker gets a ...
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Court Holds That Type-2 Diabetes Is A Disability Under ADA

In a decision with implications for the nation's 24 million diabetics, a federal appeals court ruled that a Type-2 diabetes patient was entitled to the protections of the Americans With Disabilities ...
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Recent Employment Cases Taken In By Our Law Firm

Over the last few months, the Connecticut wrongful termination and employment discrimination law firm of Sabatini and Associates, LLC, has been retained to pursue wrongful termination and ...
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Supreme Court Denies Review Of Punitive Damage Award In ADA Case

The U.S. Supreme Court denied a request by FedEx to review a $100,000 punitive damages award against it for failing to provide a reasonable accommodation to a deaf package handler. Ronald Lockhart ...
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