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March 01, 2018

The Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

A new law will go into effect on April 1, 2018, significantly improving anti-discrimination and anti-retaliation protections for pregnant employees.
February 01, 2018

Second Circuit Rules that Sexual Orientation Discrimination is Prohibited by Title VII

Yesterday, in a groundbreaking decision, the Second Circuit ruled that Title VII applies to claims of sexual orientation discrimination in Zarda v. Altitude Express.
January 01, 2018

Connecticut Limits Collateral Estoppel for Employee Complaints

On July 11, 2017, in Spiotti v. Town of Wolcott et al., the Supreme Court of Connecticut reaffirmed that General Statutes § 31-51bb permits employees to assert constitutional or statutory claims in court even after the same issues were resolved by grievance procedures or arbitration pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement.
December 01, 2017

Intoxicated Sucker Punch Precluded Homeowners Coverage For Bodily Injury

The Massachusetts Appeals Court recently heard the case of Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Company v. Ryan Casey and another.
November 01, 2017

A Cautionary Tale of Workers’ Compensation Claims

The Connecticut Supreme Court recently heard arguments on an important issue for employers – the inclusion of workers’ compensation claims in general releases signed by departing employees.