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When an employee refuses to sign a restrictive covenant

When an Employee Refuses to Sign a Restrictive Covenant

Three-year restriction found unreasonable in cpa non-compete agreement

Haims, Buzzeo & Co. v. Wikstrom, 2003 Conn. Super. LEXIS 2539

Employer not liable for doing “stupid” or even “wicked” things

Employment discrimination laws protect employees from discrimination.  They do not protect against “ordinary workplace experiences” that offend one’s sensibilities or result in hurt feelings.  A Connecticut woman found that out the hard way when a Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court’s grant of summary judgment against her.  There was no dispute as to any material fact and the employer was entitled to judgment as a matter of law.  Thus, there was no need for a trial on the merits. The employee in question was fired from her “at will” position as Public Relations Coordinator for a large corporation because of her volatile workplace behavior spanning three years.  She claimed that she was fired because of her age, and that she had suffered intentional infliction of emotional distress as a result.

Five things you need to know about connecticut separation agreements

As a result of the state of the economy, in general, and in Fairfield County, in particular, we in the Westport, Connecticut office of Maya Murphy, P.C. have seen a spate of Separation Agreements brought to us by recently terminated employees.  Our experienced employment-law attorneys review and critique these Agreements, and often advocate on behalf of our clients to enhance a separation package. Here are five things you need to know about Separation Agreements:

Four-prong test applied to enforce non-compete provision in a franchise agreement

Money Mailer Franchise Corporation v. Wheeler, 2008 Conn. Super. LEXIS 2260

Enforcing a non-compete agreement in a medical partnership

Fairfield County Bariatrics and Surgical Associates, P.C. v. Ehrlich, 2010 Conn. Super. LEXIS 568

A quick guide to separation agreements and severance packages

A Quick Guide to Separation Agreements and Severance Packages

Proxy/alter ego liability for sexual harassment

Proxy/Alter Ego Liability for Sexual Harassment

Investigatory meeting even with possible consequences not an adverse employment action

Employees sometimes find themselves summoned to an internal investigation and informed that they could be terminated depending upon the results of the investigation.  As long as the employer is merely (and reasonably) enforcing its preexisting disciplinary policies, such circumstances (however unsettling) do not support even a prima facie case of employment discrimination.