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Employment Law Appellate Court Opinion

by Booth, George


AC43594 - Dunn v. Northeast Helicopters Flight Services, L.L.C. (Wrongful termination of employment; "In this civil action, the plaintiff, Tim Dunn, alleges wrongful termination of employment in violation of public policy. See Sheets v. Teddy's Frosted Foods, Inc., 179 Conn. 471, 474–77, 427 A.2d 385 (1980). The issue before us is whether the trial court improperly concluded that the plaintiff failed to demonstrate the existence of a genuine issue of material fact pertaining to whether, by terminating his at-will employment in the manner alleged, the defendant, his former employer, Northeast Helicopters Flight Services, L.L.C., violated General Statutes § 31-73 (b) and the public policy underlying that statute, which prohibits employers from coercing an employee to refund wages or related sums of money to the employer, or from withholding wages due and owing to an employee, as a condition either to secure or to continue employment. The plaintiff appeals from the summary judgment rendered in favor of the defendant. Because we agree that there are no genuine issues of material fact and that the defendant is entitled to judgment as a matter of law, we affirm the judgment of the court.")