A graduate of Harvard and Yale, and a multiple-time Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” for employment law, Josh Goodbaum represents Connecticut employees and other civil rights plaintiffs in litigation and negotiation.
Josh’s experience as a Connecticut employment lawyer who represents employees runs the gamut, from discrimination (on the basis of race, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, pregnancy, or national origin) and sexual harassment, to wrongful termination, retaliation, non-competition agreements and other restrictive covenants, contract disputes, and wage and hour issues, including claims for unpaid overtime and commissions. He has counseled employees and executives in the negotiation of separation agreements of all sizes – from less than $25,000 to more than $25 million. He has represented employees in virtually every sector of the Connecticut economy: accounting, banking, construction, entertainment, finance, government, healthcare, higher education, hospitality, insurance, law, manufacturing, and technology. And he has partnered in litigation with leading civil rights organizations, including the AARP Foundation, GLBTQ Legal Advocates and Defenders (GLAD), and the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund.
Josh’s representation of employees has earned him preeminent status in the Connecticut legal community. Josh has been named the “Lawyer of the Year” for both “Employment Law – Individuals” and “Litigation – Labor & Employment” by The Best Lawyers in America, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. He has been recognized by Connecticut SuperLawyers since 2015, when the Connecticut Law Tribune also dubbed him a “New Leader of the Law.” Martindale-Hubbell ranks him at its highest level of professional excellence – AV Preeminent – based on ratings from his fellow lawyers and judges. And since 2019, Lawdragon has included him in its annual list of the Nation’s 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers.
Josh’s New Haven-area peers elected him to serve in the Connecticut Bar Association House of Delegates, the Bar Association’s governing body. Josh previously served as Chair of the Bar Association’s 650-member Labor & Employment Law Section, and he currently serves on the Executive Committees of the Labor & Employment Law and Federal Practice Sections. (He is also the Secretary of the Federal Practice Section.) Josh is a member of the Editorial Board of the Connecticut Law Tribune, which is comprised of prominent lawyers and retired judges. And he is an elected member of the Board of Governors and Chair of the Employment Law Committee of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA), which seeks to preserve individual rights within the justice system and protect the rights of plaintiffs – including employees – who are injured through no fault of their own.
Josh earned his law degree from Harvard Law School magna cum laude, reflecting a grade point average in the top ten percent of his graduating class. While at Harvard, Josh served as a Supervising Editor of the Harvard Law Review and Co-Chair of the Public Interest Auction. After law school, he clerked for Associate Justice Neil M. Gorsuch of the Supreme Court of the United States when Justice Gorsuch was a Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Josh went to college at Yale University, graduating magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, with a degree in history. Between college and law school, he worked for an industrial supply distribution company in Chicago.
Josh is a native of the New Haven area and serves on the Board of Directors of the New Haven Legal Assistance Association and the Ronan-Edgehill Neighborhood Association. In his spare time, he enjoys choral singing, playing tennis, and spending time with his spouse, Andrew, and their rescue dog, Mungo.
- Won $1.8 million jury verdict for cardiothoracic surgeon in breach of contract action against his former employer, Hartford Healthcare Medical Group
- Lead counsel for senior executive in Title VII and Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act wrongful termination case against large Connecticut employer. Negotiated confidential settlement worth approximately $1 million.
- Represented gay sexual harassment victim who was repeatedly propositioned by his boss, the CEO of a prominent Connecticut employer. Negotiated confidential settlement worth approximately $500,000.
- Co-counseled with Nina Pirrotti and renowned civil rights attorneys Gloria Allred and Nathan Goldberg in representing five students and alumnae who alleged that their university’s indifferent response to reports of sexual assault and harassment violated Title IX. Case settled for $1.285 million. The university made significant positive changes in its procedures for responding to reports of sexual violence.
- Principally drafted the appellate brief that resulted in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirming a jury verdict of nearly $2 million in damages for our client, a scientist who blew the whistle on dangerous practices at Pfizer’s Groton, CT laboratory. See McClain v. Pfizer, 505 F. App’x 59 (2d Cir. 2012).
- Represented senior executive in age discrimination case against large Connecticut employer. Case settled prior to trial for approximately $2 million.
- Principally drafted the appellate brief that resulted in the Connecticut Appellate Court affirming a jury verdict of $307,000 for our client, Jeffrey Nelson, after his former employer, Tradewind Aviation, defamed him by insinuating without any proof that he had been terminated for cause and used illegal drugs. See Nelson v. Tradewind Aviation, 155 Conn. App. 519 (2015). Subsequently drafted successful opposition to defendant’s petition for certification to the Connecticut Supreme Court. See 316 Conn. 918 (2015) (denying petition).
- Represented numerous executives and professionals in litigation and negotiation concerning non-competes and other restrictive covenants, resulting in less restrictive agreements that permitted the employees to pursue other opportunities.
- Represented several dozen skilled service providers, including massage therapists and aestheticians, in wage and hour dispute with international spa company. The case was resolved to the parties’ satisfaction.
- Represented insurance agent for national insurance company under Connecticut free speech statute after agent’s contract was not renewed following his complaints about fraudulent insurance practices. Case settled for $350,000.
- Represented two female restaurant servers who were fired after complaining about sexual harassment and sexual assault by their manager, resulting in a confidential settlement.
- Represented three female employees of a small New Haven-area business who were subjected to grotesque sexual comments and harassment by the business’s owner, resulting in confidential settlement following mediation.
Representative Speaking Engagements
- The Annual Labor & Employment Law Update, Connecticut Bar Association Advanced Labor & Employment Law Symposium (Mar. 2023)
- Workers’ Compensation and Its Collaboration with Other Tangential Benefits: Family and Medical Leave Acts and Disability Law, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Foundation (Feb. 2023)
- The New Age in Medicine: Cognitive Testing of Doctors Age 65 and Over, Quinnipiac University School of Law (Feb. 2023)
- An Interview with Emily Bazelon, Connecticut Bar Association Federal Practice Section Bench-Bar Conference (Oct. 2022)
- The Annual Labor & Employment Law Update, Connecticut Bar Association Annual Conference (Jun. 2022)
- Topics in Sexual Harassment Law: Office Romances, and the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021, Federal Bar Association (May 2022)
- COVID 18 Months Later: The Employment Problem that Never Goes Away, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association webinar (Oct. 2021)
- Why Lawyers Are So Unhappy; or Why My Work Works for Me, U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut Summer Intern Program (Jul. 2021)
- The Annual Labor & Employment Law Update: The COVID Years, Connecticut Bar Association Annual Conference (Jun. 2021)
- Cutting Edge Issues In Representing LGBTQ+ Workers, National Employment Lawyers Association Virtual Convention (Jul. 2020)
- LGBTQ+ Employment Rights: A Focus on the Supreme Court's Landmark Decision, American Association for Justice Webinar (Jun. 2020)
- What You Need to Know as Employers Reopen the Workplace, Connecticut Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section Webinar (Jun. 2020)
- Is There a Future for Non-Competes? A Discussion of Recent Trends at the State and Federal Level, Connecticut Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section Virtual Meeting (Jan. 2020)
- Ten Things HR Professionals Can Do to Avoid Getting a Letter from Me, Southern Connecticut Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management 2019 HR Summit (Sept. 2019)
- Federal Court Discovery: A to Z, Connecticut Bar Association CLE program (Mar. 2019)
- The Annual Labor & Employment Law Update, Connecticut Bar Association Advanced Labor & Employment Law Symposium (Mar. 2019)
- Managing Employee Speech: What’s Free & What’s Not, Connecticut Business & Industry Association Annual Human Resources Conference (Mar. 2019)
- Workplace Absence: How to Avoid Pitfalls Caused by the Interplay of Disability, Medical Leave, and Workers’ Compensation Law, Connecticut Bar Association Annual Conference (Jun. 2018)
- Federal, State & Local Protections for LGBT Workers: The Evolving Legal Landscape, National Employment Lawyers Association Annual Conference (Jun. 2018)
- The Annual Labor & Employment Law Update, Connecticut Bar Association Labor & Employment Conference (Mar. 2018)
- Defending LGBT Workers from Discrimination, National Employment Lawyers Association Annual Conference (Jun. 2017)
- Transgender Issues in the Workplace, Connecticut Bar Association Annual Conference (Jun. 2017)
- CHRO: How to Bring or Defend an Employment Case, Connecticut Bar Association Young Lawyers Section (Apr. 2017)
- The Annual Labor & Employment Law Update, Connecticut Bar Association Labor & Employment Conference (Mar. 2017)
- Advocating for LGBTQ Elders, Connecticut Bar Association Elder Law & Human Rights Sections (Feb. 2017)
- Campus Sexual Assault Investigations: A (Very Brief) Introduction, District of Connecticut Bench-Bar Conference (Oct. 2016)
- The Annual Labor & Employment Law Update, Connecticut Bar Association Labor & Employment Conference (Mar. 2016)
- Employment Law Developments in Connecticut’s State & Federal Courts, Connecticut Bar Association Annual Conference (Jun. 2015)
- U.S. and Connecticut Supreme Courts Update, Connecticut Bar Association Labor & Employment Conference (Dec. 2014)
- Introduction to Wage & Hour Law, Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF) (Nov. 2014)
- Discovery of Comparator Evidence,National Employment Lawyers Association Annual Conference (Jun. 2014)
- U.S. Supreme Court Update, Connecticut Bar Association Labor & Employment Conference (Dec. 2013)
- How to Become an Employment Lawyer, American Bar Association “After the Bar” (April 2023)
- Bostock in Blue States: Understanding the Employee Rights Decision in Connecticut and Beyond, Connecticut Lawyer (September/October 2020)
- SCOUTUS Ruling on Standard of Proof in Certain Race Discrimination Claims Will Have Limited Impact in Connecticut, Connecticut Law Tribune (March 31, 2020)
- Damages in Common-Law Employment Cases (with Joseph D. Garrison), in The Comprehensive Guide to Economic Damages (N. Fannon & J. Dunitz eds., 5th ed. 2018)
- Conn. Court Says Goodbye to Garcetti: Recent Ruling Enhances Protections for Employee Whistleblowers, Connecticut Law Tribune (Oct. 27, 2015)
- The Supreme Court of Stability?: Employment Law in the U.S. Supreme Court, Connecticut Law Tribune (Jul. 27, 2015)
- Handling Suspected Employee Theft, Connecticut Law Tribune (Apr. 27, 2015)
- Workplace Bullying: A Problem for Everyone, Connecticut Law Tribune (Dec. 22, 2014)
- Alternative Dispute Resolution: Court Reaffirms Commitment to Enforcing Agreements, Connecticut Law Tribune (Mar. 3, 2014)
- Recent Case— Right to a Fair Trial, 121 Harv. L. Rev. 2238 (2008).
I was extremely nervous to have to take the step of finding a lawyer to support me in getting reasonable accommodations at work, but I am so happy that I contacted this firm and specifically got to work with Josh Goodbaum. It was evident from our very first interaction that Josh cared about me and was very skilled at his job. He had a great amount of knowledge and was very prompt in his communication, keeping me in the loop during the entire process. Josh is efficient, empathetic, and will be your best advocate. If you’re struggling to find a lawyer or to even take that next step, look no further than Josh Goodbaum.— C.C.
This world is changing so fast. People who can help you need to be more than their job description. That’s Josh Goodbaum. I needed a skilled employment lawyer and got one, but I also got a wonderful, caring man who inspired my confidence in him every time we spoke. He kept me up to date via email and phone, constantly reassuring me and making the whole process much less stressful.— C.M.
Joshua Goodbaum is an exceptional lawyer, very relatable and responsive. Highly recommend him and the firm.— F.S.
I had a wonderful experience with Joshua Goodbaum. I consulted with him regarding concerns about a non-compete agreement from a previous employer. He was knowledgeable and took care in reviewing all possible outcomes and scenarios and I felt very confident in his advice. He was also quick to respond to emails and extremely personable. Would highly recommend!— M.B.
Josh Goodbaum represented me with an employment non-compete issue and can’t thank him enough for his help. He was very responsive and assisted me through a difficult situation which had a very favorable outcome for me. Would recommend Josh and the firm to anyone seeking legal counsel.— N.M.
I retained Josh Goodbaum to represent me in a wrongful termination. He was not only extremely intelligent, he was efficient, factual and empathetic. His communication was timely and detailed. I never felt that I had to contact him to be apprised of my case. He was very easy to work with and very approachable. I highly recommend Josh Goodbaum.— Nancy
Josh Goodbaum and Steve Fitzgerald represented my husband in a three-week trial in Hartford Superior Court involving his employer’s breach of his contract. I am grateful that the jury came back on our side and compensated us for what we lost, and I am just as grateful for Josh and Steve’s incredible advocacy and support. That first day in court, I was so nervous that I wanted to throw up, cry, and go home. But Josh in particular was so calming and reassuring that I knew I could do it and that we could prevail, which we thankfully did. If you need an employment lawyer in Connecticut, you should not hesitate to contact Josh Goodbaum and Steve Fitzgerald at the Garrison firm!— V.P.
Attorney Joshua Goodbaum was an excellent listener and made me feel comfortable. I would encourage anyone who has experienced harassment at work to contact him.— V.M.
Attorney Goodbaum was very compassionate and dedicated to working with me in an unfortunate situation. He was very knowledgeable, attentive and determined. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking his type of services!— C.V.
Let me just say that I almost never take the time to write reviews for anything, but the service Joshua Goodbaum provided me during one of the most stressful times of my life was simply outstanding. I was constantly impressed by his efficiency and attention to detail. I was surprised with how much work he was able to get done in a limited amount of time, which when you're paying by the hour means a lot. He did a tremendous job explaining my situation and the legal system in general in a way that I could understand. Being the little guy going against a bigger company I was really afraid when my case first started. Once I hired Joshua I felt much more at ease. We were able to achieve the outcome I desired and I know that his expertise was the biggest reason why. This is the man you want fighting for you! I cannot recommend him highly enough!!!— D.M.
Joshua Goodbaum was fantastic in helping me negotiate a new employment contract. I was concerned about finding a lawyer who would help me get the best outcome while allowing me to maintain good relations with my potential employer. Joshua was a first-rate advocate in this delicate situation. He walked me through all the issues, explained everything thoroughly, and made recommendations without pressuring me. I felt so much better about accepting my offer knowing that Joshua was in my corner and had helped me get some important changes to my contract. Also, I had been nervous about the cost of retaining a lawyer, but Joshua knows his stuff so well that my case took him very little time. I highly recommend Joshua! — K.W.
If you have experienced sexual harassment or discrimination due to sex, race, or otherwise in your workplace, Joshua Goodbaum is a fierce advocate and capable and empathetic attorney. Dealing with illegal behavior and injustices in the workplace is a stressor in its own right, and pursuing legal action can be entirely another, but Josh is a port in a storm and the knowledgable, ethical, and incredibly fair person you want in your corner. — R.P.
During a challenging and difficult time in my professional life Josh Goodbaum provided skilled professional guidance and support. He was frank, honest and professional, yet also possessed unique qualities not often found in todays attorneys, compassion, patience and kindness. Josh is extremely knowledgable and very straightforward with his assessment of what the possible legal issues I may be dealing with were and how best to address them. He made a difficult time easier, I felt I was heard and given solid advise on options to move forward. Can not recommend Josh and his law firm enough. — R.B., Simsbury, CT
I retained Josh Goodbaum to help me with an employment issue. I am grateful to him for his objective compassion, knowledge, and guidance. Josh is intelligent, thoughtful, responsive, and a great communicator -- all qualities you appreciate while working through difficult decisions. — C.R., Fairfield, CT
Joshua represented me with regards to an extremely sensitive workplace matter that required a true expert in this area of employment law. Joshua is that expert. His tactful, empathetic, yet strategic approach in protecting my interest as I dealt with a very traumatizing experience resulted in the best outcome possible and I will always be grateful for his help. I learned first-hand the basis for Joshua's impeccable reputation and it's because of this that I continue to reach out to him as a resource for any legal advice or reference outside his area of expertise. I fully endorse and highly recommend Attorney Joshua Goodbaum. — J.H., Branford, CT
Fantastic outcome and experience - you need to use Josh Goodbaum! Took my employment separation case to Josh and he really took the time to listen and understand my situation. He not only wanted to know what happened, he was also sympathetic to what I was going through. We discussed the outcome I hoped to receive from my case, and Josh gave me all the options to pursue and the probability of success for each one. We decided on a course of action and he took it from there. Throughout the process Josh kept me informed every step of the way, communication was fantastic and all issues were reviewed and cleared with me before he proceeded. Josh delivered beyond my expectations, he removed the legal blocks on my future employment and negotiated a larger settlement then I expected. I highly recommend Josh Goodbaum for help with your employment issues. — M.W., Shelton, CT
If I could give 10 stars for my experience with Josh Goodbaum I would! He had a wonderful ability to be both sympathetic to my situation, and also pragmatic. And his responsiveness was crazy good! Best interaction with any professional I have ever had! — J.C., Glastonbury, CT
I had an excellent experience with Josh Goodbaum. He is an effective negotiator and extremely knowledgeable about employment law. He was very responsive, responding to my questions and providing me with feedback on the status of negotiations within hours or less. His advice was practical, objective and sound, making it possible to sort out complicated questions and possible scenarios in a clear-eyed way. I highly recommend him as an advocate for employment related issues. — Former Client
I was a client of Josh Goodbaum and was very impressed. He offered sound advice, was very straightforward, honest and fair in his billings. I choose an hourly fee structure, gave an initial deposit and was refunded the amount not used. He gave expert advice and didn't exaggerate his hours. I wouldn't hesitate to use him again. — Former Client
Joshua Goodbaum was a life saver. From our very first meeting, he told us exactly what we needed to hear - the truth. We learned about the state of the law, how it applied to our situation, and our various options. We left Josh's office with a strategy that was fluid enough to adapt to things as they continued to unfold. He was always available and accessible, and kept bringing us back to center. We ultimately achieved an excellent result for reasonable legal fees. Our highest recommendation. — J.G.
I submitted the questionnaire online and was contacted within 2 days. I met with Josh Goodbaum and had a truly enlightening experience. Josh went over my case in detail and explained all of my options. I asked many questions which he patiently answered. When I left, I truly felt that every penny of the fee was well spent. His opinions led me to the proper decision, and I would recommend him to anyone looking for a patient and knowledgeable lawyer. On a follow-up call, which he returned the same day, I was again very pleased with his opinion and demeanor. Again, if you need a good lawyer, Josh is the right person. — R.B.
I recently worked with Josh Goodbaum on a sensitive personal matter. He was outstanding. He listened to what I had to say, carefully and thoughtfully, and worked with me to craft a careful response to the “other side.” He was very skilled at finding a way to communicate directly, strongly, but not aggressively. He was committed to successful resolution. I could not recommend Josh more highly. — D.B.
I had a very positive experience working with Josh, he was extremely professional, extremely knowledgeable and really knew about CT employment laws. He kept me informed every step of the way. Josh was very empathetic toward my wife and myself and advised us on the best course of action with what we were dealing with. I would recommend Josh to anyone who needs an employment attorney. — S.P., East Haddam, CT
Josh helped me through a very difficult time in my life. He was kind, sympathetic and encouraging. I would highly recommend attorney Goodbaum. — D.C., Hamden, CT
I chose Josh to take my case after meeting with several different attorneys. Although they all wanted to work with me on a case I filed against a former employer, I chose Josh because he was easy to talk to and sympathetic to the emotional aspects of my situation. He never spoke down to me, and always involved me in decisions on how to proceed or respond. He was also honest with me about strengths and weaknesses of my case. He was responsive to all emails and phone calls and took the time to answer questions and explain things that needed detail. Don't let his friendly demeanor fool you - when it came time to go in front of a judge or interact with the defense counsel, he was amazing. Articulate, intelligent and extraordinarily savvy, I always felt like I was in the best hands. It's not surprising he was able to help settle my case to my satisfaction. Highly recommend Josh and his firm! — R.H., Windham, CT
Josh Goodbaum was the associate attorney on my case. With Josh Goodbaum's extensive research, knowledge and guidance I felt confident during the whole process of my case. Josh is a passionate lawyer who puts everything into every aspect of the case. Josh is honest about all the variables that play into your case and the timeline of the settlement. He kept me informed during the process and calm throughout the whole thing. To be in a situation that requires a lawyer for employment law is difficult enough, the right lawyers are the deciding factors in the result of your case. I felt blessed to have found Josh Goodbaum and have him by my side during the process. I would highly recommend Josh Goodbaum and Garrison law to anyone who is dealing with harassment or unfair labor practices. I'm blessed to have him as a lawyer however when you have Garrisons law firm on your side you are apart of a family. — D.S., Uncasville, CT
When I became unemployed for the first time in my life at 53 years old, I was very apprehensive about my first meeting with Josh Goodbaum, to say the least. As the time passed, I realized what a competent, educated, and genuinely kind man he was. My apprehension soon vanished, and the outcome was better than I ever expected. I would highly recommend Josh Goodbaum to anyone needing assistance with employment cases. — M.O., Seymour, CT
I recently found myself in need of a lawyer in handling a dispute with my former employer. I was fortunate to retain Josh Goodbaum as my legal counsel. His legal skills knowledge and professionalism shone through in every step of the process resulting in a very positive result. I highly recommend Josh if you find yourself in need of legal counsel. — S.R., Guilford, CT
Josh Goodbaum handled my brother’s employment case. He was very professional and he kept me up to date on everything pertaining to his case. Dealing with Josh was a joy. I never felt nervous at any time. I would not only recommend the law firm of Garrison Levin-Epstin, I would highly recommend having Josh Goodbaum as your lawyer. — L.E., West Haven, CT
Josh Goodbaum is a passionate lawyer who puts everything into every aspect of the case. Josh is honest about all the variables that play into your case and the time line of the settlement. He kept me informed during the process and calm throughout the whole thing. To be in a situation that requires a lawyer for employment law is difficult enough, the right lawyers are the deciding factors in the result of your case. I felt blessed to have found Josh Goodbaum and have him by my side during the process. I would highly recommend Josh Goodbaum and Garrison law to anyone who is dealing with harassment or unfair labor practices. I'm blessed to have him as a lawyer. However when you have Garrison law firm on your side, you are a part of a family. — D.S., Uncasville, CT
Josh Goodbaum is one of the most compassionate attorneys I have ever met. His knowledge and guidance is what got me through one of the most difficult experiences of my life. The legal system can be both intimidating and confusing. At times you tend to question yourself and ask if it’s all worth it. Josh assured me the entire time that I was doing the right thing. I never had to call and ask what was going on. Josh kept me briefed on a regular basis and never gave me inaccurate or unrealistic time frames. I knew what to expect and when. In the end we reached to a mutual resolution to my case. — Former Client
I can’t imagine having anyone else by my side. I would highly recommend Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. (and specifically Josh Goodbaum) to anyone that is facing unfair labor practices or harassment of any kind. — T.M., North Branford, CT
I had lost my job two weeks into my maternity leave. I thought I had a case, but I was exhausted and consumed with fear for the future. After meeting with Josh Goodbaum, I immediately had a sense that he would take care of my family. As much as I was blown away with how personable Josh was, I was also stunned to watch him work. It is clear that this is Josh’s calling. He was by my side every step of the way, taking the time to answer every question and concern and to reassure me. Without him, I am not sure I would have had the courage to stand up and fight. To anyone needing legal help, there are not words to express what a good choice I made. I hope you choose the Garrison firm’s assistance in your journey, and I hope things go as well for you as they did for my family. — N.B., North Windham, CT
Josh Goodbaum’s professional experience was evident in the way he handled my case. I had no idea what to expect, seeing I had never spoken to a lawyer before. But I was immediately put at ease, and each visit to his office was like visiting family. I felt like I had known him forever. I can’t thank him enough. — C.G., Hopkinton, RI
May 18TH, 2020 COVID-19 and the Connecticut Workplace
January 24th, 2023 Appellate Court Resolves Longstanding Uncertainty About Consideration for Connecticut Non-Competes
September 27th, 2022 Changes to Connecticut’s Anti-Discrimination Law
May 5th, 2022 Employees on FMLA Leave: What You Can Do and What You Can’t Do
February 3rd, 2022 “My Boss Is Sexually Harassing Me. Should I Secretly Record Him On My Phone?”
January 14th, 2022 How the U.S. Supreme Court COVID Mandate Decisions Affect Connecticut Employees
January 4th, 2022 2022 Brings Big Changes to Connecticut Employee Leave Laws
December 6th, 2021 12 Tips Before You Join The “Great Resignation”
August 16th, 2021 Why You Shouldn’t Use a Fake Professional Reference
July 22nd, 2021 Transgender Rights
July 21st, 2021 Answering the Basics about Medical Leave
July 13th, 2021 How the Legalization of Marijuana Affects Connecticut’s Employees
July 9th, 2021 Federal Action on Non-Competes Could Help Connecticut Workers
April 6th, 2021 U.S. Department of Justice Says Bostock Extends to Title IX
February 9th, 2021 Consensual Romantic Relationships at Work: Tips from an Employment Lawyer
January 18th, 2021 Google’s Most Asked Questions About Employment Law, Part 4
May 19th, 2023 Josh Goodbaum to Speak About Hot Topics in Employment Law at Connecticut Legal Conference
April 26th, 2023 Josh Goodbaum and Jordan Wheeler Publish ABA Article on Becoming an Employment Lawyer
April 5th, 2023 Garrison Law Partner Josh Goodbaum Weighs in on Non-Compete Agreements in CT Mirror Article
March 30th, 2023 Partner Josh Goodbaum Speaks at CT Bar Association Advanced Employment Law Symposium
March 13th, 2023 Partner Josh Goodbaum Quoted in Connecticut Law Tribune Article about Employee Free Speech
February 14th, 2023 Partner Josh Goodbaum Interviewed on Wall Street Journal Podcast
February 10th, 2023 Partner Josh Goodbaum To Present at the Annual Quinnipiac Health Law Journal Symposium
February 7th, 2023 Partner Josh Goodbaum Testifies to the Labor and Public Employees Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly
December 6th, 2022 Lawsuit Against AMR New Haven Ambulance Company Reveals ‘Sexist,’ ‘Boys Club’ Work Culture
December 5th, 2022 AMR sued by former EMT in New Haven over sexual assault claims
November 22nd, 2022 $1.29 Million Settlement in Yale University Class Action Receives Final Approval
October 13th, 2022 Two Former Students Who Were Sexually Assaulted And Raped By The Same Student-Athlete, Sue Trinity College
October 13th, 2022 Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. Attorneys Selected as 2022 Super Lawyers
October 3rd, 2022 Partner Josh Goodbaum to Interview Legal Journalist and Author Emily Bazelon
September 23rd, 2022 Partner Joshua Goodbaum Selected as New Treasurer of the Board of the New Haven Legal Assistance Association
September 16th, 2022 Partner Joshua Goodbaum Presents Oral Argument Before the Connecticut Supreme Court
August 18th, 2022 Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers For 2023
July 14th, 2022 CTLA Appoints Josh Goodbaum as Chair of Employment Law Committee
June 16th, 2022 USA Today Covers Garrison Levin-Epstein Settlement with Yale University
June 13th, 2022 Partner Josh Goodbaum Speaks at CBA’s 2022 Connecticut Legal Conference
June 6th, 2022 Partner Josh Goodbaum Elected to the Board of Governors of the CTLA
April 7th, 2022 Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti Partner Joshua Goodbaum to Discuss Workplace Sexual Harassment at Federal Bar Association Event
March 28th, 2022 Female EMT Files Lawsuit Against American Medical Response of Connecticut
March 9th, 2022 $1.29 Million Settlement Reached in Yale University Class Action Lawsuit
March 3rd, 2022 Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti Partner Joshua Goodbaum Testifies before the Connecticut General Assembly in Support of a Proposed Law to Reform Connecticut Non-Compete Agreements
February 18th, 2022 Yale Daily News Quotes Joshua Goodbaum on Affirmative Action in Employment
February 2nd, 2022 Connecticut Law Tribune Highlights Expansion, Hiring at Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti
November 30th, 2021 Josh Goodbaum Appointed to Connecticut Bar Association’s Awards and Nominating Committees
October 29th, 2021 Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. Partner Joshua Goodbaum Discusses Sexual Harassment Law in German Magazine
June 18th, 2021 Partners Amanda DeMatteis and Josh Goodbaum Address the 2021 Connecticut Legal Conference
May 12th, 2021 Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. Named Labor & Employment Litigation Department of the Year 2021 by the Connecticut Law Tribune
April 27th, 2021 Partner Josh Goodbaum Featured In Article On Connecticut Transgender Athlete Case
April 8th, 2021 Partner Josh Goodbaum Featured in Article on Potential Issues Raised by Remote Work
March 5th, 2021 Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. Testifies to Connecticut General Assembly Labor & Public Employees Committee in Support of Non-Compete Reform Bill
February 19th, 2021 Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. Testifies to Connecticut General Assembly Labor & Public Employees Committee In Support of Workers’ Rights and Reasonable Limitations on Non-Competes
February 9th, 2021 Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti Files Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Against Westwood Ear, Nose & Throat
February 7th, 2021 Joseph Garrison and Joshua Goodbaum Contribute to The Comprehensive Guide to Economic Damages, Sixth Edition
December 2nd, 2020 Partner Joshua Goodbaum Featured in Connecticut Law Tribune Article Providing Employment Law Tips in COVID-19 Era
October 19th, 2020 Partner Joshua Goodbaum Featured on WTNH Channel 8 News to Discuss Separation Agreements
October 16th, 2020 Five Garrison, Levin-Epstein Partners Selected to Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers Guide For 2020
October 12th, 2020 Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti Partners Named 2020 Connecticut Super Lawyers
September 29th, 2020 Partner Joshua Goodbaum Publishes Article on Employee Rights After Bostock Decision
August 20th, 2020 Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti Partners Named to Best Lawyers in America for 2021
June 16th, 2020 Partner Joshua Goodbaum to Speak at Connecticut Bar Webinar
June 8th, 2020 Workers Insist Yale’s Wellness Program Not Really ‘Voluntary’
March 31st, 2020 SCOUTUS Ruling on Standard of Proof in Certain Race Discrimination Claims Will Have Limited Impact in Connecticut
February 19th, 2020 Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti Files Complaint Against Wells Fargo
November 12th, 2019 Partners Stephen Fitzgerald, Joshua Goodbaum Obtain a Jury Verdict of $1.8 Million for Their Client in Breach of Contract Claim
November 1st, 2019 Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. ranked in 2020 “Best Law Firms”
October 24th, 2019 Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti Attorneys Named 2019 Super Lawyers
October 5th, 2019 2 former servers at Maggie McFly’s in Manchester sue over sexual harassment claims
October 4th, 2019 2 women allege sexual harassment, abuse at restaurant
October 3rd, 2019 Tougher sexual harassment laws took effect Tuesday, but not soon enough for everyone
October 3rd, 2019 Flexer; Lawsuit shows need for new ‘Time’s Up’ law
October 3rd, 2019 State marks passage of ‘Time’s Up Act’
October 3rd, 2019 Two former employees allege ‘pervasive’ sexual harassment at Connecticut restaurant chain
October 3rd, 2019 Discrimination Suit Filed Against CT Restaurant Chain
October 3rd, 2019 Former Employees of Maggie McFly’s Restaurant Chain File Sexual Harassment Complaint Against Company
August 21st, 2019 Did Yale University Cross the Line?
August 15th, 2019 Nina T. Pirrotti Named Best Lawyers 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” for Employment Law – Individuals
July 27th, 2019 CT workers feel forced to give up privacy to wellness plans
July 25th, 2019 Yale Employees Test Their Workplace Wellness Program In The Courts
July 19th, 2019 Yale University faces lawsuit over employee wellness program
July 18th, 2019 Union Workers File Civil Action Lawsuit Against Yale Over Employee Wellness Program
July 18th, 2019 Suit: Yale health program fines employees, requires invasive tests
July 18th, 2019 Yale Graduate Takes On Alma Mater In Wellness Program Lawsuit
July 18th, 2019 Yale Sued Over Wellness Program ‘Penalty’
July 18th, 2019 Suit: Yale health program fines employees, requires invasive tests
July 17th, 2019 Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. and AARP File Lawsuit Against Yale University
July 16th, 2019 Workers Sue Yale Over Wellness Program’s Fines
April 24th, 2019 Four Garrison, Levin-Epstein Partners Selected to Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers Guide for 2019
March 20th, 2019 News coverage of lawsuit filed by Nina Pirrotti, Joshua Goodbaum, and Elisabeth Lee: Campus Cop: Repeated Rapes by Fellow Officer Ignored at CCSU
October 18th, 2018 Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti Attorneys Named 2018 Super Lawyers
August 21st, 2018 Partners Joseph Garrison & Joshua Goodbaum Publish Chapter on Employment Damages
August 15th, 2018 Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti Partners Named 2019 Best Lawyers in America
July 2nd, 2018 Partner Joshua Goodbaum Speaks on LGBT Rights at NELA Annual Convention
June 13th, 2018 Partner Joshua Goodbaum Elected to Serve in CBA House of Delegates
April 17th, 2018 Attorneys Joshua Goodbaum and Amanda DeMatteis Co-Moderate Judges’ Q&A
November 10th, 2017 Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti Turns 40
November 1st, 2017 Garrison, Levin-Epstein Receives “Best Law Firm” Honors From U.S. News & World Report
October 27th, 2017 Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti Lawyers Recognized for Their Work
August 21st, 2017 Conn. Supreme Court Boosts Overtime Pay, Strikes ‘Fluctuating’ Workweek Rule
July 1st, 2017 Joshua Goodbaum Elected as Chair of CBA’s Labor & Employment Law Section
April 4th, 2017 Goodbaum and DeMatteis Join Connecticut Bar Association Panel Discussion
April 19th, 2016 Joe Garrison & Josh Goodbaum Publish on Employment Damages
October 28th, 2015 Conn. Court Says Goodbye to ‘Garcetti’: Recent ruling enhances protections for employee whistleblowers
October 1st, 2015 Every Garrison, Levin-Epstein Lawyer Recognized by Super Lawyers
August 18th, 2015 Every Garrison, Levin-Epstein Partner Recognized by Best Lawyers in America
July 27th, 2015 The Supreme Court of Stability?: Employment Law in the U.S. Supreme Court
April 27th, 2015 Handling Suspected Workplace Theft
February 24th, 2015 Appellate Court Affirms Verdict for Garrison, Levin-Epstein Client in Defamation Case
December 22nd, 2014 Workplace Bullying: A Problem for Everyone
October 27th, 2014 All Five Garrison, Levin-Epstein Partners Selected as Connecticut Super Lawyers (Once Again)