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Employees’ Rights & Workplace Fairness

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. has long been recognized as a preeminent Connecticut employment law firm for representing employees and fighting for workers’ rights. All six of our partners are recognized by Connecticut Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers, from which we have received multiple “Lawyer of the Year” honors. Five of our partners are listed among the 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers in the United States – by far the most of any Connecticut law firm. And U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers recognize our firm in their rankings.

Our ranks include the current president and two past presidents of the Connecticut Employment Lawyers Association, as well as one past president and one current Executive Board member of the National Employment Lawyers Association, the nationwide organization for employment lawyers who represent employees.

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C.

Workers’ Rights Lawyers of Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C.

We represent people – from corporate executives to hourly workers – in every aspect of employment law, including:

Over the years, our Connecticut labor and employment lawyers have taken on virtually every large employer in Connecticut.

Some of our most notable litigation results on behalf of employees and civil rights plaintiffs include:

  • A $6.3 million jury verdict on behalf of a Yale University doctor who was wrongly disciplined and demoted because of his patient care advocacy;
  • A $1.8 million jury verdict against Hartford Healthcare Medical Group for breach of contract against a heart surgeon;
  • A $1.75 million settlement against Central Connecticut State University following litigation of Title IX and Title VII claims on behalf of an employee who was sexually harassed and assaulted in the workplace;
  • A $1.285 million settlement on behalf of five students and alumnae for the University of Connecticut’s indifferent responses to their reports of sexual assault and harassment, in violation of Title IX;
  • A $2.985 million arbitration award for a hedge fund manager who was wrongly deprived of the opportunity to earn deferred compensation;
  • A $3.5 million settlement on behalf of a high-level Fortune 100 executive who was subjected to age discrimination;
  • A jury verdict of nearly $2 million on behalf of a Pfizer scientist for wrongful termination and First Amendment retaliation after she spoke out about dangerous laboratory conditions; and
  • A $1+ million settlement on behalf of five employees subjected to sexual harassment and/or retaliation by the chief of a department.

We can deliver the experience and the expertise that Connecticut’s workers need for their toughest fights.

Although Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. only represents individuals in employment litigation, we are also available to counsel employers in a variety of non-litigation contexts, including advising them on their rights and obligations and conducting internal investigations of employee allegations of misconduct.

Let Us Review Your Employees’ Rights & Workplace Fairness Case

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A poem written by one of our courageous clients.
Unity
When we come together despising
gender, culture or race discrimination,
we create an entity with a force of power
that brings change without limitations.

Uplifting and supporting one another
Finding solutions to help us move further
Creating ideas to bring about change
Pulling from all sources and focusing on
the goal we want to obtain.

Putting aside differences and opinions
determined to have oneness instead of division.
Working together as we make lasting decisions.

Together we can move one mountain at a time
changing lives and changing minds.

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Public Justice 2021 Member
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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