Nine years ago, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that a ski resort couldn’t limit its liability through contractual clauses. Now the court has to decide if the banking industry can be permitted to do what the winter recreational industry cannot.
Are punitive damages available to plaintiffs who prove willful employment discrimination under the Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act, Conn. Gen. Stat. 46a-60 et seq.? That question is currently before the Appellate Court in Tomick v. United Parcel Service, AC 35896.
Michael Tomick v. United Parcel Service, et al: A Superior Court judge has eliminated $500,000 in punitive damages from a verdict awarded to a United Parcel Service worker who claimed that the courier company had wrongly fired him.
Defamation may not automatically come to mind when we think of employment litigation. However, claims for defamation and wrongful termination may go hand in hand more often than not.
When an appeal of a six-figure verdict against Bank of America reached the Connecticut Supreme Court earlier this year, it appeared the case might have widespread implications for the state’s robust financial services sector.