Claire Howard Elevated to Partner at Madsen Prestley & Parenteau LLC Madsen Prestley & Parenteau LLC, a Connecticut based employee rights law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of all workers, is pleased to announce the promotion of Claire Howard to the position of partner effective January 1, 2023. Claire handles a wide span of […]
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Case Victory: Donna Duso, et al. v. Town Of Groton
Attorney Jacques Parenteau scored a victory recently on the case Donna Duso, et al. v. Town of Groton. The case consisted of several former police officers seeking judgment over a matter of their pensions. The full memorandum of decision can be read here. Case Summary In this case, the plaintiffs ask the court to declare […]
Madsen, Prestley & Parenteau Prevails on Appeal to Connecticut Supreme Court in Disability Discrimination Case
Madsen, Prestley & Parenteau recently secured a victory on an appeal to the Connecticut Supreme Court in a case which provides important guidance in disability discrimination cases involving requests for reasonable accommodations. The Connecticut Supreme Court’s decision in Kovachich v. Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services followed a 2018 trial in which we obtained […]
Madsen, Prestley & Parenteau Attorneys Named to 2022 Connecticut Super Lawyers ® and Rising Stars Lists
Madsen, Prestley & Parenteau is pleased to announce that four of its attorneys have been named to the 2022 Connecticut Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars lists in the area of Employment Litigation: Plaintiff. Specifically, William Madsen, Jacques Parenteau, and Todd Steigman have been selected for inclusion on the list of Super Lawyers, while Claire Howard […]
Madsen, Prestley & Parenteau Secures Reinstatement and Significant Financial Settlement for College CEO
Through a negotiated settlement, MPP has secured a significant recovery for one of its clients, Dr. Nicole Esposito, the Campus CEO of Manchester Community College.
Madsen, Prestley & Parenteau LLC Wins $11.2 million in Kevin Ollie Case Against UConn
Connecticut employment law firm achieves important victory after a long battle On January 22, 2022, an arbitrator ruled that former men’s basketball coach Kevin Ollie, represented by Madsen, Prestley & Parenteau LLC, had been improperly fired by the University of Connecticut. The arbitrator’s ruling ordered UConn to pay Ollie $11.2 million, an amount that reflects […]
What is Workplace Retaliation?
Under federal and state employment law, it is illegal for a Connecticut employer to discriminate against an employee by taking retaliatory measures after he or she flags misconduct or makes a complaint. Employees who do the right thing and report misconduct (sometimes called “whistleblowers”) should not have to pay a price for stepping forward. The […]
What Can Workers Do When Witnessing Workplace Discrimination?
What Can Workers Do When Witnessing Workplace Discrimination? Not only is workplace discrimination illegal in Connecticut – but it’s also illegal for an employer to retaliate against an employee who reports it. Yet those who witness workplace discrimination often fail to report it because they are rightly concerned about repercussions if they do. Any employee […]
Wage Theft: What If Your Employer Refuses To Pay?
Wage theft occurs with shocking frequency in industries across the country. It can take many forms; sometimes, the offense is blatant, and other times the victim may be completely unaware of the violation of their rights. Wage theft can range from a complete refusal to pay for hours worked to a small deduction in pay. […]