Connecticut Labor and Employment Law Journal

Connecticut Labor and Employment Law Journal

Tag Archives: ADA

2d Circuit Court of Appeals reverses $2.6 million jury verdict in disability discrimination case

Posted in ADA, Employer Policies
A pharmacist was terminated after he claimed he was unable to administer vaccinations to customers.  Christopher Stevens sued Rite Aid for discrimination, retaliation and failure to accommodate under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other state non-discrimination laws.  The jury awarded him $2.6 million, including $900,000 in non-economic damages. By way of background, Rite… Continue Reading

BMD Attorneys Speak at Connecticut Law Tribune’s Annual In-House Counsel CLE Lecture

Posted in Discrimination, Employee Benefits
I had the fortunate opportunity to speak on Wednesday with Mike Devlin to a group of in-house counsel at the Connecticut Law Tribune’s Annual In-House Counsel CLE Lecture.  The topic of discussion was recent employment law developments.  Topics included the Supreme Court’s decision in Wal-Mart v. Dukes, NLRB trends under the Obama administration, the new… Continue Reading

EEOC Final Regulations to the ADA Amendments Act Now Available

Posted in ADA, Employer Policies
The Americans with Disabilities Act was amended in 2008 (“ADAAA”) and imposed a number of significant changes, particularly as to the determination of who has a “disability” under the ADA.  The ADAAA overturned several major Supreme Court cases and caused concern amongst employers attempting to figure out how the changes would impact their obligations under… Continue Reading

NLRB Reform Agenda Will Put Employers’ Union Avoidance Strategies to the Test

Posted in National Labor Relations Board
Recent developments following the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) election results indicate that the NLRB will affect sweeping changes in 2011 making union organizing easier and compliance more onerous and expensive for employers. Employers face greater enforcement mechanisms, modifications to agency policies and procedures, and additional regulatory requirements under certain initiatives implemented and under consideration.… Continue Reading