Employment Discrimination

Sep 27 2022

Changes to Connecticut’s Anti-Discrimination Law

The Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act (CFEPA) is the Connecticut law that prohibits discrimination in employment. Enacted in the late 1940s, the CFEPA predated the federal Civil Rights Act by […]

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Nov 19 2021

New Connecticut Law: An Act Concerning the Disclosure of Salary Range for a Vacant Position

It is always exciting when we have a new law in Connecticut that offers additional protections for our employees. “An Act Concerning the Disclosure of Salary Range for a Vacant […]

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Apr 6 2021

U.S. Department of Justice Says Bostock Extends to Title IX

The U.S. Supreme Court held in its 2020 opinion in Bostock v. Clayton County that the prohibition on sex discrimination in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 […]

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Mar 7 2021

Partner Nina Pirrotti Appeared On The Dialogue: Pandemic Anniversary and Vaccines, #MeToo, Discrimination Cases and More

As it appeared on the Employment Law Blog By Daniel Schwartz Today, I bring back one of my favorite recurring features – my conversations with employee-side attorney Nina Pirrotti. As […]

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Dec 9 2020

The Dialogue: COVID-19 Vaccines and Employers, Pandemic Issues and 2021 Predictions

As it appeared on the Employment Law Blog By Daniel Schwartz I had the opportunity to record another webcast recently with New Haven attorney Nina Pirrotti, who mainly represents employees in her […]

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Jun 8 2020

The Dialogue: Employment Law Issues and Returning to Work In Midst of Pandemic

As it appeared on the Employment Law Blog By Daniel Schwartz The last time that I spoke with Plaintiff’s attorney Nina Pirrotti, the pandemic was just beginning and we were […]

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May 11 2020

Racial Discrimination During COVID-19

Global emergencies have the potential to bring out the best and worst in people, and COVID-19 is no different.  While the pandemic has brought many people together in pursuit of […]

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Mar 27 2020

The Dialogue: Employment Law in Pandemic Times

As it appeared on the Connecticut Employment Law Blog By Daniel Schwartz From time to time, I have a conversation on this blog (titled “The Dialogue”) with Nina Pirrotti, a […]

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Dec 3 2019

The Dialogue: A Busy Year in Employment Law in 2019 with a Look Ahead to 2020

As it appeared on The Connecticut Employment Law Blog By Daniel Schwartz It’s been far too long since our last installment from March 2019, but my ongoing dialogue with Nina Pirrotti, a prominent […]

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Jul 18 2019

Religious Discrimination in the Workplace: What You Need to Know

In the last twenty years, reports of religious discrimination have more than doubled. While at least one survey finds the number of people experiencing bias because of their religious beliefs […]

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Mar 18 2019

The Dialogue: Listening to Employee-Side Attorneys For Employer Tips About #MeToo

As it appeared on The Connecticut Employment Law Blog By Daniel Schwartz Readers of the blog will no doubt know that it’s been far too long since I had Nina […]

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Feb 7 2019

Immigration, Ethnicity, and Language – Protecting Your Workplace Rights Based on Your National Origin

The United States is home to more immigrants than any other country in the world.  In fact, more than 40 million immigrants live in the United States, nearly quadruple the […]

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Jan 31 2019

Damaging Workplace Retaliation and What to Do if It Happens to You

Since 2009, nearly half of all complaints filed with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission allege retaliation. What is retaliation, and why are 44% to 48% of alleged workplace […]

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Jan 23 2019

Pregnancy: Know the Scope of Your Rights at Work

The dawn of 2019 may be a good time to think about the milestones ahead.  For some women, one such milestone may be pregnancy.  Becoming pregnant may raise lots of […]

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Jun 25 2018

The Persistence of Age Discrimination

George Burns said it well. “You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.” That quote may ring true for many of Connecticut’s more mature employees. Your […]

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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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