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Employment Law Appellate Court Opinion

by Oumano, Emily


AC45563 - Michel v. Hartford (“The plaintiff, Sean Michel, appeals from the judgment rendered in favor of the defendant, the city of Hartford, following the partial granting of its motion to strike and the subsequent withdrawal of the remaining count set forth in the plaintiff’s operative complaint. On appeal, the plaintiff contends that the court improperly granted the defendant’s motion to strike as to counts one, two, and three of that complaint, which alleged free speech retaliation claims pursuant to General Statutes (Rev. to 2019) § 31-51q and 42 U.S.C. § 1983. We agree with the plaintiff as to counts two and three of the operative complaint, which set forth the plaintiff’s claims under § 31-51q, and, accordingly, reverse in part the judgment of the trial court.”)