Posted by Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. in News
Sep 24 2021
Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. Partner Nina Pirrotti was recently quoted in an article discussing an age discrimination employment case in which the defendant employer’s motion for a summary judgment was denied by Judge Kari Dooley.
Calvin Tatum, a former employee of Hartford university, alleged that he experienced age discrimination and retaliation. Hartford University, in turn, claimed that Tatum was combative and argumentative and failed to properly discipline staff.
“What is interesting about this case is this judge really focused in on what the law requires her to do with evaluating whether or not a movant should prevail on a motion for summary judgment. She did her job,” Nina was quoted saying in the article. Nina also discussed the high bar that is set for getting a summary judgment in employment cases, saying that “The bar is high because granting summary judgment deprives employees of their day in court; it should be a high bar.”
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