Discrimination & Harassment

The Supreme Court of the United States (“Supreme Court’) recently clarified the standard for claims brought under Title VII involving allegations of discrimination related to job transfers. Specifically, the Supreme Court held that employees only need to show “some harm” to the terms and conditions of their employment resulting from the transfer and unanimously rejected

In Hartford Police Department v. Commission on Human Rights & Opportunities (HPD v. CHRO), the Connecticut Supreme Court upheld the agency’s post‑hearing finding that a police department had unlawfully terminated a probationary officer due to discriminatory animus displayed by, and imputed from, a supervisor other than the final decisionmaker.

In doing so, the

Last week, amid much anticipation, the EEOC released a new technical assistance document for employers, providing guidance on the use of artificial intelligence (AI), while ensuring compliance with Title VII. Entitled “Assessing Adverse Impact in Software, Algorithms, and Artificial Intelligence Used in Employment Selection Procedures Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of

In recent years, there’s been a dispute bubbling up in federal court discrimination cases as to what level of proof is required for an employee to win.  Does the employee need to show that “but for,” say, racial animus, he or she would not have been subject to an adverse employment action or does the

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