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Timing Is Everything When Firing Someone

A recent decision from a federal court in Connecticut serves as a reminder of something you will likely hear whenever you consult a lawyer about the possibility of terminating an employee. Has the employee recently engaged in...more

Reasonable Accommodation Can Be a Matter Of Opinion

When employers consider whether or not to make an adjustment in job duties or work schedule in order to accommodate an employee with a disability, the question is complicated by the fact that the answer may depend on an...more

Who Is The Employer Of a Staffing Agency Temp?

Many businesses bring on extra help for temporary or seasonal needs, and some even do all their hiring from the ranks of such workers, a practice known as “temp to perm.” Often the easiest way to find this kind of help is to...more

Employment Law Letter - Winter 2018

2017 was not a good year for the University of Connecticut Health Center when it comes to labor and employment litigation. First the state Supreme Court upheld the decision of a labor arbitrator reinstating an employee who...more

Employment Law Letter - Fall 2017

Does Substance Abuse Qualify for FMLA? Some may be surprised to find the answer is yes, provided certain criteria are met. However, a federal judge in Connecticut recently issued a decision that shows the FMLA card can’t...more

Employment Law Letter - Winter 2017

For many years there has been disagreement about whether or not employees who bring discrimination claims under Connecticut’s Fair Employment Practices Act can get punitive damages (not just compensatory damages for lost...more

Employment Law Letter - Fall 2016

Connecticut’s system of workers compensation has been in place for over a century with few major changes, and yet it seems we keep coming up with unique circumstances that raise new questions. We’d be surprised if our readers...more

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