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Mar 31 2020

SCOUTUS Ruling on Standard of Proof in Certain Race Discrimination Claims Will Have Limited Impact in Connecticut

As it appeared on Connecticut Law Tribune Must race merely be a “motivating factor,” or does it need to be a “determinative factor”? By Joshua R. Goodbaum Covid-19 has unsettled […]

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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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Mar 26 2020

DOJ Says Title IX Doesn’t Cover Transgender Status of High School Athletes

As it appeared in the Connecticut Law Tribune The Justice Department has weighed in on a Connecticut case that addresses whether transgender students can take part in girl’s sports. By […]

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Mar 25 2020

Q & A: What are Connecticut worker rights, responsibilities in the COVID-19 pandemic?

As it appeared in the Hartford Courant By KENNETH R. GOSSELIN HARTFORD COURANT As jobless claims in Connecticut soar amid the intensifying spread of COVID-19, tens of thousands of workers […]

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Mar 24 2020

Information Related to the COVID-19 Outbreak

The lawyers and staff at Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. send our best wishes to everyone as we face this unprecedented COVID-19 challenge. Our brick and mortar office is […]

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Mar 6 2020

Judge Silbert Helps Church Street South Residents, Northland Reach $18.75 Million Settlement

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. Of Counsel Judge Jonathan E. Silbert (ret.) is credited for helping reach a compromise in the Church Street South Litigation, Noble et al v. […]

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Mar 2 2020

Workers Say Yale’s Wellness Policy Violates Bias Laws

As it appeared on Law360 By Kevin Stawicki Law360 (March 2, 2020, 6:43 PM EST) — Yale University’s policy to slap $1,300 fines on workers who refuse to hand over […]

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Feb 19 2020

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti Files Complaint Against Wells Fargo

On February 12, 2020, Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti filed a Superior Court complaint on behalf a longtime private mortgage banker at Wells Fargo.  Our client – a 15-year veteran […]

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Jan 15 2020

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. Names Attorney Amanda M. DeMatteis Partner

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. is pleased to announce Attorney Amanda M. DeMatteis has been named Partner at the firm. Attorney DeMatteis represents individuals in litigation, particularly employment, personal […]

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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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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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