Discrimination & Harassment

Employers that continue to struggle to meet the state deadline to conduct sexual harassment prevention training have been granted another reprieve, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Recently, the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities extended the Sexual Harassment Prevention Training deadline from January 1, 2021 to February 9, 2021.  This extension comes as

During the month of October, we hosted one webinar a week that featured discussions on timely topics and updates on recent legislation and court decisions affecting employers. If you were unable to attend the live webinars, they are now available to view On-Demand.

We invite you to register for any of the complimentary On-Demand CLE

Join us as we take our annual fall seminar virtual! For the month of October, we will be hosting one webinar a week that will feature timely topics as well as updates on recent legislation and court decisions affecting employers.

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

With little fanfare, the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities has updated its deadline for employers to complete sexual harassment prevention training by giving a blanket 90-day extension of time for all employers. Previously, that deadline was set for October 1, 2020 and extensions were only granted upon request.

Now, with the Connecticut Governor

There are less than 30 days until the October 1, 2020* deadline for Connecticut employers to complete sexual harassment prevention training for all employees – supervisory and non-supervisory – as mandated by the Connecticut Times Up Act.

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

Connecticut’s anti-discrimination statutes explicitly list sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes, and therefore gay and transgender employees are protected from workplace discrimination by state law.  Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”) does not contain such explicit protections, however, and therefore it was unclear whether federal law similarly protected

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, the White House recently announced that “out of an abundance of caution, temperature checks are now being performed on any individuals who are in close contact with the President and Vice President.”  These checks will cover employees, visitors, and members of the press.  In a prior post,

Don’t wait until it’s too late! Sexual Harassment Prevention Training is required by October 1, 2020 for all Connecticut employers.

The recently passed Connecticut Time’s Up Act requires every Connecticut employer with three or more employees to provide sexual harassment prevention training by October 1, 2020 to all supervisory and nonsupervisory personnel.

This program will

Recently, the Legislature passed and the Governor signed two Public Acts that made significant changes to the statutes addressing sexual harassment in the workplace.  These bills are collectively known as the Time’s Up Act.  Among the significant changes made by the Act were changes that (1) expanded the training requirement from employers with 50 employees

In recent years male students who were removed from school following a Title IX investigation have sued, claiming that the school’s investigation was unfair and biased against them as males. As we discussed in a recent post, these claims have seen some success in the courts. Similar arguments are now being made by employees