Articles Posted in Victim Representation

Mixing business, romance, and sex can lead to messy situations at your job. Despite all the recent high profile sexual harassment accusations in the news (Matt Lauer, Harvey Weinstein, etc.), having sex with your boss is not necessarily against the law in Connecticut. But as the best Connecticut sexual harassment lawyers and attorneys can explain, when the sex becomes a condition of your employment, it triggers Connecticut “hostile work environment” discrimination and retaliation laws that can protect you and your employment.

What makes these cases even messier is when your boss rapes, sexually assaults you, or gives you a sexually transmitted disease (an STD) like genital herpes or genital warts.

That’s when you may be able to sue your boss and employer for damages…

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We’ve seen a lot in the news lately (particularly Fox News) about how accusations of sexual harassment and having affairs by or with your boss can lead to lawsuits for sexual harassment and hostile work environment.

But what if the affair with your boss in Connecticut is consensual? Is that still considered sexual harassment? Can a Connecticut employer company still get sued?

100 percent. Here’s why…

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If you or your family member have been the victim of a DWI / DUI / drunk driving arrest in Stamford, Greenwich, Darien or anywhere in Connecticut, then you know how stressful it is to have to deal with chasing down insurance companies, getting your car repaired, and dealing with doctors, in addition to coping with your injuries, emotional trauma and court-related stressors from being a victim of a Connecticut DUI / DWI / drunk driving arrest.

That’s why some of the top Connecticut DUI / DWI victim lawyers and attorneys offer assistance to DUI / DWI victims in both the criminal and civil courts. For more clarity on the court process, we’ve laid out 3 practice points you should know immediately after being the victim of a Connecticut DUI / DWI / drunk driving accident…

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You don’t have to look very far in the news to know that rape and sex assault investigations on college campuses, including UConn, Trinity, Quinnipiac, Yale, Fairfield and Southern Connecticut Universities, can get you or your child expelled. Shockingly, the New York Times recently reported that 1 in 5 college females will be the victim of a sexual assault during college (with 80 percent of those assaults involving alcohol, according to the study).

So it’s no surprise that the top Connecticut criminal and Title IX school discipline lawyers and attorneys are seeing a stunning escalation of investigations and enforcement of student conduct codes when it comes to investigation accusations of rape and sex assault. The old mantra of “No Means No” no longer suffices. The best Connecticut college and university criminal investigation law firms are now seeing that an explicit “Yes” must be communicated for consensual sexual contact in college.

But can you really expect your college-aged teenager to appreciate and understand these legal nuances, especially when the stakes of their educational and professional futures are at risk? And who’s educating them on these news laws and procedures anyway? The answers are hazy and very well may require parents to take a more proactive approach to educating their teenagers…

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Victims of rape and sex assault in Connecticut can sometimes feel overwhelmed during the police investigation stages of their case. First, a lengthy and invasive Connecticut police investigation must take place. That can take months, between waiting for crime lab forensics police interviews and an arrest warrant to come through. Next, if there’s an arrest in Connecticut for sex assault or rape, then a protracted criminal prosecution and trial follows. Finally, and with the assistance of a top Connecticut personal injury rape victim lawyer, there may be a subsequent civil lawsuit which may help a victim recover their expenses for hospital costs, counseling, pain and suffering. As the best Connecticut rape victim law firms know from experience, all of these stages can compound and exacerbate a Connecticut rape victim’s trauma and anxiety.

Thankfully, the Connecticut court system provides avenues for Connecticut rape victims to both advocate aggressively for prosecution and justice, while simultaneously protecting themselves from additional emotional pain and stress…

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Getting hit or injured by a Connecticut drunk driver arrested for DUI / DWI in Stamford, Greenwich, Darien or anywhere in Connecticut is not only scary, but can also be life-changing, especially if you are injured or emotionally scarred by the crash.  The Connecticut court system offers you many resources, but with so many moving parts going on after being injured in a Connecticut DUI / DWI arrest or crash, it is difficult to keep up with your medical treatments, counseling sessions, insurance company correspondence and the criminal court process.  That’s why some of the best Stamford and Greenwich Connecticut personal injury law firms offer DUI / DWI victim representation lawyers and attorneys who can not only advocate for you in criminal court, but also pursue civil lawsuit money damages for pain, suffering and lost profits at work. So if you are a victim of a Connecticut DUI / DWI arrest and have been injured, keep reading to understand all of your rights.

Accountability for the Connecticut drunk driver who injured you starts here…

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This week’s press conference by Pope Francis’ point man on Catholic Church sex abuse provides hope and the real possibility for accountability and monetary relief for victims of sex abuse by Catholic Church staff and clergy. As the top Stamford and Greenwich Connecticut personal injury attorneys and lawyers could confirm, these concerns flow from the Vatican all the way to sex abuse victims in Stamford, Darien, Greenwich and other Connecticut cities who still may be haunted by decades-old sex assaults.

So what’s being done differently by the Catholic Church to protect children and make prior Catholic Church sex abuse victims whole?  Keep reading to find out…

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This week’s arrest of 7 Sayreville, New Jersey high school football players has reignited a nationwide discussion about the terrors of high school bullying and what high school administrators, teachers, coaches and parents can do to put a stop to this epidemic. It also hits home as a recent article in the Connecticut Law Tribune entitled “Connecticut Schools Hit with a Rising Number of Bullying Lawsuits” reports on the increasing number of parents who are finally taking a stand against bullies on behalf of their kids and filing bullying lawsuits. But the question remains…how do we solve this bullying problem?   Are criminal arrests the answer? Expulsions? Civil lawsuits against the bullies and their parents? More education and prevention?

As the top bullying lawyers in Connecticut will tell you—it’s a combination of all of the above.   Keep reading to learn more…

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There is a little known nugget of Connecticut real estate law that residential landlords are trying to keep under wraps from domestic violence victims in Stamford, Greenwich and elsewhere in Connecticut.  In fact, did you know that victims of domestic violence arrests in Stamford, Greenwich, Darien, New Canaan or anywhere else in Connecticut can break their leases without any penalties or financial consequences under certain circumstances?

Keep reading to learn why Connecticut landlords want to keep this a secret…

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The frenzied and light-speed pace of social media websites has allowed people to connect in ways we could not have imagined just a few years ago.  Photos, videos, and messages can be exchanged within moments, all from your smartphone or tablet devices.  Yet throw a criminal protective order or civil restraining order into the mix and suddenly social media fun escalates into felony.

Here’s how…

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