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Employment Discrimination

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Jan 8 2018

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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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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