This term, the Court decided two companion cases related to First Amendment free speech rights, Schumann v. Dianon and Perez-Dickson v. City of Bridgeport. Both cases involve reversing substantial plaintiff's awards and limiting the application of Connecticut General Statutes § 31-51q, a statute protecting employees from discipline or discharge for exercising their First Amendment rights under the state and federal constitutions.
Supreme Court Year In Review
Supreme Court Employment Law: Decisions Limit Employee Free Speech Rights
The Connecticut Law Tribune
September 19, 2012
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