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

Aug 18 2017

What is Considered Wrongful Termination?

Being fired from your job is an extremely stressful experience. It is also a deeply unsettling and confusing one. Your mind is filled with questions: “What will happen to my […]

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Aug 11 2017

Forced Arbitration Agreements Can Hurt an Employee in the End

In the 2001 case of Circuit City Stores, Inc. v. Adams, the United States Supreme Court concluded that the federal law governing arbitration can be applied to employment contracts. The […]

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Aug 4 2017

What Do You Need to Prove Your Employment Discrimination Case?

If you believe you are being discriminated against or harassed at work because of your race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, or disability or are being retaliated against […]

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Jul 1 2017

Joshua Goodbaum Elected as Chair of CBA’s Labor & Employment Law Section

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. Partner Joshua Goodbaum has been elected as the Chair to the Labor & Employment Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association. The Labor & […]

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Jun 26 2017

The Dialogue: Sex Harassment in the Workplace — Still an Issue, but How Much?

This text originally appeared on Connecticut Employment Law Blog By Daniel Schwartz on June 26th, 2017 The Dialogue, a online conversation between yours truly and a prominent employee-side attorney, Nina Pirrotti, […]

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Jun 23 2017

Partner Nina T. Pirrotti Elected to National Employment Lawyers Association Executive Board

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. Partner Nina T. Pirrotti was elected to the Executive Board of the National Employment Lawyers Association. NELA is the country’s largest organization of lawyers […]

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May 12 2017

Nina Pirrotti Speaks on the Effective Use of 30(b)(6) Depositions at NELA/NY Spring Conference

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. Partner Nina T. Pirrotti recently spoke on a panel discussion entitled “Effective Use of 30(b)(6) Depositions” during the National Employment Lawyers Association/New York Spring […]

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May 10 2017

Associate Amanda DeMatteis Elected as CELA President

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. Associate Amanda DeMatteis was recently elected as president of the Connecticut Employment Lawyers Association. DeMatteis, who formerly served as CELA’s vice president, represents individuals […]

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May 1 2017

Partner Nina Pirrotti Joins Think Tank Discussion on Title IX at Stanford Law School

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti Partner Nina T. Pirrotti recently joined a think tank discussion entitled “Title IX Advocacy in the Trump Era: A Coordinated Response,” during an invitation-only conference […]

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Apr 24 2017

The Dialogue: Workplace Complaints and Happy Endings As Rare As Unicorn Frappuccinos?

This text originally appeared on Connecticut Employment Law Blog By Daniel Schwartz on April 24th, 2017 The Dialogue — one of the more popular recurring posts — returns for the third […]

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Apr 21 2017

Stephen Fitzgerald wins First Circuit Appeal, Confirming Maximium Punitive Damages Award for Railroad Worker Subjected to Retaliation

A federal appeals court has affirmed that Pan Am Railways, Inc. must pay $260,000 in punitive and compensatory damages to a railroad worker who was subjected to retaliation after filing […]

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Apr 4 2017

Goodbaum and DeMatteis Join Connecticut Bar Association Panel Discussion

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. Partner Joshua Goodbaum and Associate Amanda DeMatteis were recently a part of a Connecticut Bar Association panel discussion entitled “CHRO: How to Bring or […]

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Mar 21 2017

Partner Nina T. Pirrotti Speaks at American Bar Association Employee Rights & Responsibilities Committee 2017 Midwinter Conference

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. Partner Nina T. Pirrotti recently spoke at a panel discussion entitled “Examining Sanctionable Conduct: Rule 11 From a Plaintiff Employment Lawyer’s Perspective,” during the […]

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Mar 14 2017

The Dialogue: What Legislation We’re Keeping Our Eyes On

This text originally appeared on Connecticut Employment Law Blog By Daniel Schwartz on March 14th, 2017 If at first you succeed, try it again.  Well, that may not be how […]

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Feb 6 2017

New Haven Teacher Files Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

As it appeared on NBC Connecticut By Justin Schecker A New Haven teacher is suing the Board of Education over what she calls inadequate accommodations for her disability. “I was […]

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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

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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