C. Scott Schwefel
Shipman, Shaiken & Schwefel, LLC

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433 South Main Street, Suite 319
West Hartford, CT 06110, United States
Areas of Practice
  • Business Torts
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation

New Connecticut Law Prohibits Criminal History Inquiries on Employment Applications

Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy signed into law a “ban-the-box” statute, effective on January 1, 2017. The law, “An Act Concerning Fair Chance Employment,” prohibits employers from requesting the criminal history…more
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Second Circuit Expands “Cat’s Paw” Theory of Liability

On August 29, 2016, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, in Vasquez v Empress Ambulance Service, Inc. (No 15-3239-cv), expanded the theory of employment discrimination liability generally referred to as the “cat’s paw” theory…more
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Connecticut Supreme Court Clarifies Independent Contractor Test

On March 15, 2016, in Standard Oil of Connecticut, Inc. v. Administrator, Unemployment Compensation Act, the Connecticut Supreme Court held that installers/technicians providing services to residential heating and alarm system…more
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New Connecticut Law Prohibits Employer Ban on Disclosing Wages

On July 2, 2015, Governor Dannel P. Malloy signed into law Public Act No. 15196, entitled “An Act Concerning Pay Equity and Fairness.” The law, which is effective immediately, now prohibits employers from preventing employees…more
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The Same-Actor Inference: A Look at Proud v. Stone and Its Progeny

Since 1991, employers have been able to defend individual disparate treatment suits under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act by invoking a doctrine known as the same-actor…more
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Allison v. Health Care Reliance, LLC (Title VII)

Reply Memorandum in support of Motion for Summary Judgment

Reply memorandum in support of motion for summary judgment to dismiss action arising out of the defendant employer’s decision not to promote the plaintiff and the subsequent termination of her employment. The plaintiff alleges…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law
Allison v. Health Care Reliance, LLC (Title VII)

Reply Memorandum in support of Motion for Summary Judgment

Reply memorandum in support of motion for summary judgment to dismiss action arising out of the defendant employer’s decision not to promote the plaintiff and the subsequent termination of her employment. The plaintiff alleges…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law
Allison v. Health Care Reliance, LLC (Title VII)

Memorandum in Support of Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment

Motion for summary judgment dismissing action arising out of the defendant employer’s decision not to promote plaintiff and the subsequent termination of her employment. The plaintiff alleged her termination and the failure to…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law
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