Monthly Archives: September 2018

Commission On Human Rights Issues Guidance On Nondiscrimination Against Veterans

The Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities has issued guidance on nondiscrimination in the hiring and employment of Connecticut veterans (the “Guidance”). Although discrimination against veterans already was prohibited pursuant to federal law, in October 2017, Connecticut law was amended to prohibit discrimination against any person honorably discharged, or released under honorable conditions,[1] in…

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Not Being Pregnant Can Support a Pregnancy Discrimination Claim

Discrimination in employment because of pregnancy is prohibited by the Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act (and also by the federal laws against employment discrimination). A basic element of any discrimination claim is that the employee asserting the claim be a member of a protected class.  For pregnancy discrimination, the class would include employees terminated while…

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Third And Long– Former Villanova Wide Receiver Fights Uphill Battle To Establish Employee Status Under FLSA

As most are aware, lawsuits brought by college athletes alleging entitlement to wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) have been uniformly rebuked by reviewing courts that have immediately dismissed such suits for failure to state a claim. For example, in Dawson v. NCAA, the United States District Court for the Northern District of…

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