Discrimination & Harassment

On June 2, 2022, the Second Circuit held that individuals could sue their employers for gender discrimination under Title IX, resolving a prior split of authority among the lower courts.  The lawsuit was brought against Cornell University by a male faculty member claiming that Cornell discriminated against him in violation of Title IX, Title VI,

Join us once again for our annual public sector virtual seminar! On May 5th we will host a two-hour virtual program featuring a general session and four roundtable breakouts on timely legal topics of interest to public sector employers.

We invite you to register for our General Session and the Roundtable Breakout Session of

There have been many legal changes to the legal landscape over the course of the pandemic and those working in the public sector have had to pivot and redefine operations at a record pace.

As we all continue to approach a return to normal, we invite you to join Shipman lawyers for an informative presentation

The “Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021” (the “Act”) is expected to be enacted into law in the next couple of days. Last month, the Act was passed by both the House and the Senate. All that is left is for President Biden to sign the Act

We invite you to join us for “A Conversation about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace” with guest speaker: Joelle Murchison, DEI Consultant, Founder of ExecMommyGroup LLC and Executive Director of the Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity.

This DEI session will explore topics such as: navigating difficult conversations, exploring unconscious bias and uncovering bias, identifying

While many employers have been focused on pandemic-related issues this past year, there are important new Connecticut employment laws that become effective on October 1, 2021. Employers should review and, where necessary, update their existing policies and practices and train staff on these new laws.

For your convenience, we have summarized some of the laws

On June 16, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) issued a Notice of Interpretation titled “The Department’s Enforcement of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 with Respect to Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Light of Bostock v. Clayton County.”  As anticipated, OCR makes

Employer Update: The Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities has extended its deadline to May 20, 2021 for employers to complete sexual harassment prevention training for all employees, without the need to seek an extension.

Don’t wait until it’s too late – register your workforce for training today! This comprehensive, online training will protect you

Join us as we take our annual public sector seminar virtual! During the month of May, we will host a series of CLE webinars featuring timely topics as well as updates on recent legislation and court decisions affecting public sector employers.

We invite you to register for any of the complimentary webinars listed below:

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Earlier this month, the Connecticut General Assembly gave final approval to a bill that seeks to right some of these historical wrongs by making it illegal to discriminate in employment on the basis of a hairstyle related to the person’s race.  Governor Lamont recently signed the measure and the new law goes into immediate effect.