Blog Posts by Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C.

Nov 22 2022

$1.29 Million Settlement in Yale University Class Action Receives Final Approval

On November 22, 2022, the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut granted final approval to a $1.29 million settlement between Yale University and thousands of Yale employees represented […]

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Nov 16 2022

Former Middletown Schools Chief May Have Sexually Harassed More Women, Lawsuit Claims

As It Appeared In The Register Citizen MIDDLETOWN — An amendment to a federal lawsuit filed by an education official claims anonymous statements sent to the Board of Education show […]

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Nov 12 2022

Partner Nina Pirrotti Speaks at 16th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. Partner Nina Pirrotti gave a presentation at the American Bar Association’s 16th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference on November 12, 2022. Nina was […]

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Nov 3 2022

Partner Nina Pirrotti Speaks at CBIA Employment Law Conference

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C Partner Nina Pirrotti presented in a panel at the CBIA Employment Law Conference in Farmington, Connecticut, on November 3, 2022. The CBIA Employment Law […]

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Nov 2 2022

Employment Rights for Pregnant Connecticut Workers

Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh! Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda! What do you want to talk about today? DeMatteis: Well, I thought we would talk about pregnancy. So, I am very close […]

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Oct 26 2022

Common Questions About Applying for Connecticut Unemployment Benefits

Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh! Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda! What are we going to talk about today? DeMatteis: I thought we could talk about unemployment. It’s kind of surprising that a […]

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Oct 25 2022

Partner Nina Pirrotti Speaks in Practising Law Institute Program

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. Partner Nina Pirrotti spoke on a panel at the Practising Law Institute’s program “Psychological Issues in the Workplace 2022” on October 25th, 2022. “Psychological […]

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Oct 21 2022

Partner Nina Pirrotti Speaks Before American College of Physicians, CT Chapter

On October 21, 2022, Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. Partner Nina Pirrotti gave a virtual talk to the Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Physicians. Nina’s program, entitled […]

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Oct 17 2022

Employee Monitoring: An Effective Tool to Ensure Productivity or a Dehumanizing Step in the Wrong Direction?

As it appeared on PLI PLUS  Way back when, before COVID-19 was even a thought (think of it!), I got my first taste of what it was like to work […]

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Oct 13 2022

Two Former Students Who Were Sexually Assaulted And Raped By The Same Student-Athlete, Sue Trinity College

Caila French and Jazmin Johnson, who recently filed a Title IX lawsuit against Trinity College in the U.S. District Court of Connecticut, were brimming with enthusiasm as they approached their […]

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Oct 13 2022

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. Attorneys Selected as 2022 Super Lawyers

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. is pleased to announce that all eight of our attorneys have been recognized by Super Lawyers for their dedication to protecting the rights of […]

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Oct 12 2022

Partner Nina Pirrotti Appears on Cover of 2022 Connecticut Super Lawyers Magazine

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. is excited to announce that Partner Nina Pirrotti has recently been featured on the cover of the 2022 edition of Connecticut Super Lawyers Magazine. […]

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Oct 3 2022

Partner Josh Goodbaum to Interview Legal Journalist and Author Emily Bazelon

On October 27, Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. Partner Joshua Goodbaum will interview legal journalist and author Emily Bazelon about recent developments at the U.S. Supreme Court. The interview […]

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Sep 28 2022

Employee Surveillance: What Employers Can and Cannot Do in the Age of Remote Work

Amanda DeMatteis: Hi, Josh! Josh Goodbaum: Hi, Amanda! What are we talking about today? DeMatteis: Well, we’re still dealing with COVID, whether we want to be or not, but it’s […]

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Sep 23 2022

Partner Joshua Goodbaum Selected as New Treasurer of the Board of the New Haven Legal Assistance Association

At its annual meeting on September 15, the Board of Directors of the New Haven Legal Assistance Association (NHLAA) selected Garrison, Levin-Epstein partner Joshua Goodbaum as the new Treasurer of […]

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Client Experiences

During a very difficult employment situation, I was referred to Joe Garrison. Recognizing the volatile and time sensitive nature of my employment situation, Mr. Garrison met with me immediately (on the weekend no less). He listened to the details of my case, was able to think through possible creative solutions to offer the employer, and was responsive to my myriad of questions. He understood my concerns about litigation versus settlement, and he worked to find the best resolution possible. I am grateful to have had his support at a very difficult time. —J.C., New Haven, CT

Ethan Levin-Epstein represented me during a most painful and challenging crisis in my personal and professional life. Seeing me within 24 hours of being referred, his support and advocacy, wisdom and clarity not only resulted in a favorable negotiated outcome for me and for my family, but gave me peace of mind and the courage to recover. I am very grateful to have met Ethan and his team and would refer anyone in need to this haven. — C.L., Guilford, CT

You will never meet a more knowledgeable and compassionate professional than Steve Fitzgerald. My employment situation was very complex, and Attorney Fitzgerald kept me focused while remaining extremely adept and “thinking on his feet.” Should the need present itself again, I would never seek anyone else’s counsel regarding employment issues. I cannot recommend him highly enough. — J.R., New Haven, CT

Nina Pirrotti provided outstanding legal advice and was trustworthy, dependable, and responsive. From the start, I was confident that her knowledge and experience would obtain favorable results. On a more personal note, I enjoyed working with her and her staff and felt I was included in every part of the process. The dedication, concern, and interest in me as a client was greatly appreciated, and Nina has earned my highest recommendation. — J.H., Monroe, 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

When I go to a lawyer for advice, I am usually anxious, particularly the first meeting. Amanda DeMatteis was clear in describing my options and immediately set me at ease. Realistic assessment is important, and Amanda was clear as to how to set up the case and the direction she felt we should go. I had total confidence in her abilities and knew I was being well represented against a large corporation. More importantly, we were successful! —N.M., Haddam, CT

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