Apr 3 2018
Is Drug and Alcohol Addiction Covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act?
We often hear that addiction is no different from any other chronic illness, like diabetes or heart disease or cancer. That may be true in the real world, but in […]
Mar 27 2018
Can an Employer Require Employees to Speak Only English?
The United States is known as the world’s “melting pot,” with people from every corner of the globe and every culture and background who call our country home. Not surprisingly, […]
Mar 23 2018
Weight Discrimination: Is It Real?
Discrimination is an all-too-sad reality for many employees around the country, including here in Connecticut. Many people know that discrimination on the basis of race, skin color, religion, or gender […]
Mar 21 2018
Understanding the Hostile Work Environment
You’ve probably heard the term “hostile work environment,” but do you know what it means? Some people think it’s just an overbearing boss. But a boss does not create a […]
Feb 12 2018
Filing a Discrimination or Retaliation Claim in Connecticut
Federal and Connecticut law prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of a number of inherent characteristics or traits, including age, race, color, sex (or gender), physical or mental disability, national […]
Feb 12 2018
The Gender Wage Gap Is Widening, Not Shrinking
It’s 2018. Women have been equal to men under U.S. and Connecticut employment laws for more than 50 years. And yet equality on paper still has not translated to equality […]
Jan 10 2018
The Dialogue: The Shifts That #MeToo Are Creating in the Workplace
This text originally appeared on Connecticut Employment Law Blog By Daniel Schwartz on January 10th, 2018. After a break for the holidays, my long-running discussion with Nina Pirrotti, an employee-side […]
Jan 8 2018
Partner Nina Pirrotti quoted in Hartford Business Journal: Amid growing scandals, more companies prioritize sexual harassment training
As it appeared on the Hartford Business Journal PATRICIA DADDONA Training to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace often takes a back seat to other priorities, employment lawyers say, but […]
Jan 3 2018
What is Disability Discrimination in the Workplace?
The increased awareness of sexual harassment and misconduct that swept the country in 2017 is an overwhelmingly positive development for Connecticut’s employees. However, if the #MeToo movement has a downside, […]
Nov 3 2017
Spotting Racial Discrimination in the Workplace
Race relations remain a consistent discussion topic in our country. Certain types of discrimination, and where it happens, are not tolerated and against the law. Racial discrimination is one of […]
Oct 19 2017
Yes, Pregnancy Discrimination is Real
When we hear the term employment discrimination, our first thoughts may be a woman not getting paid the same amount as a male counterpart, or being treated adversely because of […]
Oct 5 2017
The Dialogue: About Firing Employees and Negotiating Severance Agreements
This text originally appeared on Connecticut Employment Law Blog By Daniel Schwartz on October 5th , 2017 The Dialogue – an occasional online discussion between myself and a prominent employee-side […]
Sep 28 2017
How Can You Spot Age Discrimination?
With more and more older employees staying in or returning to the workforce after their traditional “retirement age,” claims of age discrimination have steadily increased over the past 10 years. […]
Sep 1 2017
Female Lawyers Aren’t Immune to Gender Discrimination
We all wish that discrimination on the basis of sex was a thing of the past. Unfortunately, wishing doesn’t make it so, and Connecticut and our nation still have a […]
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, […]