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Punitive Damages Claimed Under Fair Employment Act

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.  

Punitive Damages At Issue In UPS Worker’s Case

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.  

‘Inadequate’ Brief Scuttles Bank’s Appeal of Verdict

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.