Employment Discrimination Claims. The significant growth in employment-related litigation makes the selection of an adept Employment Practices Liability (EPL) firm essential. At O’Connell, Attmore and Morris, our attorneys are skilled and experienced in defending EPL claims based on race, religion, national origin and retaliation under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical leave Act (FMLA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Whistleblower Act, and other related state and federal laws. We are frequent practitioners before the EEOC and Connecticut’s Commission on Human Rights. Our clients benefit from the wealth of knowledge that we incorporate into our case assessments. We provide reasoned analysis regarding liability and special defenses, the appropriate measure of any damages, and a full understanding the merits of any claims of emotional distress, tortious interference and punitive claims. Our skilled handling takes the guess work out defending these claims, and enhances the likelihood of a successful outcome for the defense.
Cases alleging violations of wage and hour laws continue to increase in volume. These cases include a variety of claims against employers including unpaid overtime, failure to pay appropriate wages including minimum wage, and employee misclassification. As these claims become more frequent, and involve a sizable number of class members, more employers are being counseled to obtain specialized coverage for these potential losses . Our employment lawyers in Connecticut and western Massachusetts are skilled, knowledgeable and ready to defend these claims.