As part of the employment Law and Litigation practice group, Alex defends individuals, corporations and municipalities in employment related matters, including claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblower, wrongful termination, and civil rights violations before the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Connecticut Department of Labor, and state and federal courts throughout Connecticut. Alex also is a part of the Public Entity Defense group, and has defended public officials, boards of education, and public employees against civil rights claims, including claims brought under 42 U.S.C 1983, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Section 504 Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
Barbabosa v. Manchester Board of Education
Barbabosa v. Manchester Board of Education, AC 41304 (4/23/19): Affirming summary judgment in favor of the Board of Education on disability discrimination claims on the ground that the plaintiff could not perform the essential functions of her job
Stifel v. Schreiner
Stifel v. Schreiner, 3:16cv01637 (12/28/18): Granting summary judgment in favor of police officers on discrimination claim on the ground that there was insufficient evidence to support a reasonable inference that the plaintiff’s arrest was motivated by gender.
Bulkovitch v. Regional School District No. 8.
Bulkovitch v. Regional School District No. 8., No. 3:17cv00105 (D. Conn. 7/11/17) (Meyer, J.): Granting motion to dismiss for lack of subject matter jurisdiction due to the plaintiff’s failure to exhaust his administrative remedies under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
Town of East Hartford Fire Department
Town of East Hartford Fire Department (CHRO 2/16/17): Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities dismissed six (6) separate cases claiming discriminatory denial of promotion on the basis that no adverse employment action had been taken.
Adusei v. Town of Simsbury
Adusei v. Town of Simsbury, No. 1710090 (CHRO 8/22/16): Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities dismissed discrimination charge on the basis that there was no evidence that the complainant’s race was the reason for the discipline received by the complainant.
Jaggon v. Commissioner, et al.
Jaggon v. Commissioner, et al., No. 3:16cv00300 (D. Conn. 8/8/16) (Underhill, J.): Granting motion to dismiss in favor of the Board of Education for lack of subject matter jurisdiction due to the plaintiff’s failure to exhaust his administrative remedies under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
Jones, et al. v. East Hartford Police Department
Jones, et al. v. East Hartford Police Department, No. 3:13cv01007 (D. Conn. 3/31/16) (Eginton, J.): Granting motion for summary judgment in favor of the Town as to all claims of race discrimination and retaliation.
Neron v. Cossette
Neron v. Cossette: State court lawsuit by former police officer against Chief of Police for defamation. Summary judgment granted on basis that Chief entitled to qualified privilege and lack of defamatory statement by Chief.
Sidorova v. East Lyme Board of Education
Sidorova v. East Lyme Board of Education: State court lawsuit by laid-off teacher claiming breach of contract, breach of implied covenant of good faith and fair dealings, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligent infliction of emotional distress. Summary judgment granted on basis that plaintiff failed to allege and could not prove that union failed to fairly represent the plaintiff. Judgment affirmed by Appellate Court and Supreme Court rejected certification.