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Feb
22
2022
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 […]
Feb
08
2022
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 […]
Aug
20
2021
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 […]
Jun
29
2021
The Equal Pay Act (EPA), a federal law requiring employers to pay women and men equally for the same job, was passed in 1963. In addition to protecting both men and women from sex-based discrimination in pay rates, the EPA was intended to resolve the significant wage disparity suffered by female workers at the time. […]
Jun
04
2021
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. […]