Glenn A. Duhl

Principal

Phone: 203.786.3709 and 203.623.1465

Email: gduhl@zcclawfirm.com

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Glenn Duhl represents management in employment law and litigation; he is an experienced aggressive litigator who zealously represents his clients in trials before federal and state court judges, juries and arbitration proceedings. Representative matters include breach of contract, wrongful termination, discrimination, defamation, trade secret misappropriation, restrictive covenants, wage and hour, emotional distress, sexual harassment and class action litigation.

 

Glenn is a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel, Employment law Committee. He serves as author and contributing editor for numerous ABA employment law publications (ADEA, FMLA, FLSA, CT Wage & Hour, At Will Employment), and teaches substantive and procedural employment law and litigation seminars to fellow lawyers and employers (disability accommodations, human resource policies and practices that prevent lawsuits, advanced employment law, e-discovery, winning at trial). Glenn has served as an Adjunct Professor at UCONN Law School, teaching Trial Advocacy and Moot Court, and at the University of Hartford, teaching Advanced Employment Law.

 

Glenn has earned Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating for ethical standards and legal ability (AV® Preeminent); was chosen for inclusion by his peers in The Best Lawyers in America and Connecticut and New England Super Lawyers in the areas of Employment Litigation Defense, Employment & Labor Law and Civil Litigation Defense.

Admitted to Practice:

Connecticut, 1987
Louisiana, 1986
Massachusetts, 2002
New York, 1993
U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, 1989
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, 1986
U.S. District Courts, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, 1987
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 2002
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1992
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1996
U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, 2000
U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 2001
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1988
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1986
U.S. Supreme Court, 1998

Education:

Wesleyan University, B.A., 1983

Tulane Law School, J.D., 1986

Professional Activities:

Past Co-Chair, Worker Dislocation Subcommittee of the ABA Labor & Employment Law

Section’s Employee Rights and Responsibilities Committee

Past Chair, Publications Subcommittee of the Labor & Employment Law Section’s Employee

Rights and Responsibilities Committee

Significant Case Results:

Employee Misclassification Claims:

Standard Oil of Connecticut v. Adm’r, Unemployment Comp. Act., 320 Conn. 611 (Mar. 15, 2016) (reversing Administrator’s decisions reclassifying independent contractors as employees)

Favorable Jury Verdicts: 

Zambarano v. IPT, LLC, Conn. Sup. Ct. Complex Lit. Dkt., – Breach of Contract, Commission and Wage Claims with $17 million demand; jury verdict for defendants on all counts.

Johnson v. Denny’s, USDC, D.Conn. – Title VII
Nguyen v. Stanadyne Corp., USDC, D.Conn. – Title VII
Tyszkiewicz v. Aaron Manor, CT Superior Court – Wrongful Discharge
Torok v. Bairnco Corp., CT Superior Court – Defamation, Tortious Interference with Contract

Successful Defense against Attempted Class or Collective Action:

Galberth v. Briad Restaurant Group, LLC, 2005 WL 3509777 CT Superior Court

– Denial of Plaintiffs’ Motion for Class Certification
Burgos v. Denny’s, USDC, S.D.N.Y. – Wage & Hour – FLSA

Successful Defense against Equal Pay Act Claim:

Kim Melanson v. Electronic Security & Control Systems, Inc., MCAD

Dismissals/Summary Judgment:

Winslow v. TLC East, LLC, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 50054 (Mar. 31, 2017) (Summary judgment Dismissal of free speech claim under C.G.S. §31-51q and common law wrongful discharge)

Martinez v. Premier Maintenance, Inc., 2017 Conn. Super. LEXIS 278 (Feb. 17, 2017) (Summary judgment dismissal of employment discrimination under CT Fair Employment Practices Act, retaliation and aiding and abetting)

Quinn v. Fishkin, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 54448 (Apr. 22, 2016) (Dismissal after trial seeking declaratory judgment)

Winslow v. TLC East, LLC, 2015 Conn. Super. LEXIS 3976 (Oct. 29, 2015) (Summary judgment dismissal of Workers Compensation retaliation claim under C.G.S. § 31-290a)

Southern Home Care Services v. Visiting Nurse Services, Inc. of Southern Connecticut, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 96496 (Jul. 24, 2015) (Summary judgment dismissal of tortious interference with contractual relations and CT Unfair Trade Practices claim)

Ferrer v. T.L. Cannon Management Corp., 2009 WL 581607 (Mar. 6, 2009) (summary dismissal

of employee’s wrongful discharge claim for complaining about unsafe workplace)

Zittoun v. Ratner Companies, LLC, 2009 WL 82509 (Jan. 12, 2009) (dismissal of emotional

distress claims based on employer “snapping” at employee and telling employee that she had to deal with someone else for a work schedule)

Finnegan v. Claire’s Stores, Inc., 2008 WL 4276143 (Sept. 16, 2008) (summary dismissal of

pregnancy discrimination claims)

Asp Milardo Photography, Inc., 573 F.Supp. 677 (D. Conn. 2008)

Hughes v. T.L. Cannon Management Corp, 2007 WL 2217058 (D.Conn. July 31, 2007) (summary

dismissal of Title VII claims)

Egbarin v. American Express Company, 251 F.Supp2d 413 (D.Conn. 2006) (summary dismissal

of Title VII claims)

Lucco v. Bristol Hospital, USDC, D.Conn., Case No. 3:03 CV 2154 (2005) – Judgment after trial

dismissing all claims under Title VII, ADEA and 42 U.S.C. § 1981
Vasquez v. Claire’s Accessories, Inc., 392 F.Supp.2d 342 (D.Conn. 2005)

– Summary judgment dismissing all gender-based discrimination and retaliation claims
Daigneault v. Consolidated Controls Corporation/Eaton Corp., 89 Conn. App. 712, aff’d, 276

Conn. 913 (2005) – Wrongful discharge
Olson v. Accessory Controls & Equipment Corp., 254 Conn.145 (2000) – Wrongful Discharge
Shakun v. Temco Building Maintenance, Inc., 2002 WL 31538034
(CT Superior Court 2002) – Wrongful Discharge
Curry v. Allan S. Goodman, Inc., (D.Conn. Feb. 25, 2004) – ADA claim; retaliation
Bennett v. Connecticut Hospice, Inc., 56 Conn. App. 134 (1999)

Feemster v. BJ Titan Services Co./Titan Services, Inc., 873 F.2d 91 (5th Cir. 1989) (affirming

summary dismissal of wrongful discharge claim under general maritime law)

Injunctions:

– Edwards v. CBD & Sons Ltd., USDC, D.Conn. 3:17-cv-466(SRU) – Denial of TRO (Apr. 4, 2017)
Labor Ready – CT Superior Court – TRO, Temporary Injunction
– Employment restrictive covenants
Source Services – USDC, D.Conn. – Preliminary Injunction
– Employment restrictive covenants
Hilb, Rogal & Hamilton – CT Superior Court – Temporary Injunction
– Employment restrictive covenants
New England Insul. Co. v. Intl Ass’n. of Heat & Frost Insulators & Asbestos Workers Local 33,

– USDC, D.Conn. – Boy’s Market Injunction
SNET v. Intl. Ass’n. of Bridge Structural Ornamental Iron Workers Local 424 and Greater New Haven Central Labor Council — CT Superior Court -TRO – Mass Picketing
Hoffman Fuel Co. of Danbury v. Elliott, 68 Conn. App. 272 (2002)

FINRA Arbitration:

Lipka v. Alcorn and Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., Case No. 10-01554, dismissal of $2 million claim for defamation, tortious interference, and CT Unfair Trade Practices Act, and assessment of $20,850 in fees against Complainant.
Abrams v. A.S. Goldmen & Co., Inc., 2000 WL 1298040
Lundgren v. A.S. Goldmen & Co., Inc., 2000 WL 1278172
McGowan v. A.S. Goldmen & Co., Inc., 2000 WL 726349
Erickson v. A.S. Goldmen & Co., Inc., 1999 WL 1257483
Nawar v. A.S. Goldmen & Co., Inc. – NASD Dismissal
Bielecki v. A.S. Goldmen & Co., Inc. – NASD Dismissal

Prejudgment Remedy Defense:

Mertes v. Milardo Photography, Inc., CT Superior Court, PJR
CV-03-0101233-S – Wage & Hour

Author and Lecturer:

Author & Lecturer, Advanced Employment Law (2008, 2017)

Author & Lecturer, Top Ten Things Every Lawyer Should Know About Labor & Employment Law (2017)

Author & Lecturer, CHRO: How to Bring or Defend an Employment Case (2017)

Presenter, Business CT 2017 Wage & Hour Law (2017)

Author & Lecturer, Advanced Trial Tactics (2017)

Author & Presenter, Human Resource Law: What You Need to Know Now (2016)

Author & Lecturer, “Evidence & Expert Testimony Best Practices: Supporting Your Case” (2010)

Author & Lecturer, Nat’l CLE Conference, “ADA Update” (2010)

Author, ABA, Fed. Labor Stds. Legisl. Comm., “Developments Under the ADEA” (2001-17)

Author & Lecturer, “Employee Free Choice Act: Effect on an Employer’s Interaction With its Employees” (2009)

Author & Lecturer, “Winning Your First Civil Trial” (2008, 2009)

Author & Lecturer, “Fundamentals of Employment Law” (2008)

Author & Lecturer, “Strategies for Finding, Preserving & Using Evidence to Support Your Case” (2008)

Adjunct Professor, Moot Court & Trial Advocacy, UConn Law School (2006)

Author & Presenter, “Human Resource Policies that Prevent Lawsuits” (2006)

Author & Seminar Presenter, “Wage & Hour Law: Answers to Everyday Questions” (2006)

Author & Lecturer, “Responding to Allegations of Sexual or Racial Harassment” (2005)

Author & Presenter, ABA Labor & Employment Law Section’s Employee Rights & Responsibilities Committee Meeting, “Wondering About WARN, 10 Questions You Never Thought to Ask,” (2005)

Author & Presenter, CT Veterinary Med. Ass’n, Employment Related Restrictive Covenants (2005)

Author & Presenter, ABA Labor & Employment Law Section’s Webcast, “Legal Rights & Responsibilities of Employers, Employees & Labor Unions in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina” (2005)

Author & Presenter, CT Culinary Institute – Basic Employment Law in CT (2005)

Contributing Author, Connecticut Labor & Employment Law Discrimination (2005)

Author and Presenter, Strategies for Retaining Key Employees and Protecting Confid’l Information in CT (2004)

Adjunct Professor, Advanced Employment Law, University of Hartford (2003)

Author and Lecturer, “Preventing and Defending Sexual Harassment Claims in CT” (2002)

Author and Lecturer, CT Restaurant Ass’n., “How to Survive a Wage and Hour Audit” (2002)

Contributing Author and Lecturer, ABA, Top Ten Things Every Lawyer Should Know About

Employment Law (2000-01)

Author and Lecturer, CT Restaurant Ass’n., “Current Issues In Wage & Hour Law,” (2000)

Author, Personnel Law Update, 1999, “How to Avoid the Devastation of Increasing Class Action Lawsuits and Disparate Impact Claims” (1999)

Author and Lecturer, “Basic Wage and Hour Law in CT” (1998, 1999)

Author: ALI-ABA, The Practical Litigator, Vol. 10, No. 6, Nov. 1999, “Conducting Sexual Harassment Investigations”

Author and Presenter, New Haven County Bar Association, Sex, Lies and Employment

Associate Editor, ABA, Age Discrimination in Employment Law, Cumulative Supplements

Contributing Editor, ABA, The Fair Labor Standards Act, Cumulative Supplements

Chapter Author, ABA, Wage and Hour Laws, A State-by-State Survey – CT Contributing Editor, ABA, Tortious Interference in the Employment Context

Community Activities:

Judge, Yale Invitational Mock Trial Tournament

Judge, UCONN Law School Moot Court Program

New Haven Jewish Home for the Aged, Inc.: Past Member, Board of Directors and

Chair, Human Resource Committee
Connecticut State University System Foundation; Past Member, Board of Directors

New Haven Jewish Federation, Member, Board of Directors

Congregation B’nai Jacob – Chair, Personnel Committee, Member, Board of Directors

Duhl Portrait