Posted by Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. in News
Nov 3 2021
Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. Partner Nina Pirrotti recently appeared on WTIC-TV FOX 61, a local FOX news affiliate, to discuss the Great Resignation. This segment covered the record number of employees who quit their jobs. You can watch the full segment here.
In August 2021, the U.S. Bureau of Labor reported that 4.3 million people quit their jobs, equivalent to 2.9% of the workforce. Nina explained the relation of employees reassessing their careers to the pandemic. She said “While for years, as an employment lawyer, I have looked at individual circumstances where employees have been impacted by a major life event, like a death in the family, or a divorce, or even a termination from their job. And those events have caused them or triggered them to think about ‘Am I really happy in my work? What do I want to do next? Is this fulfilling? Am I being treated with respect and dignity? Am I making a good wage?’ This pandemic is causing that to happen on a massive scale, because everyone is impacted by it.”
Nina also discussed the importance of employers using this as an opportunity to reevaluate how they treat their employees. Finally, she discussed how employees are leveraging The Great Resignation to expand their horizons. She explained that “Employees will go out there and seek out other opportunities, other training, other education that may more align with their interests and sense of fulfillment that they had before.”
The lawyers of Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. have been advocating for employee and civil rights throughout Connecticut for more than 40 years. From our offices in New Haven, we provide award-winning representation in all aspects of Connecticut employment law.