Patricia E. Reilly represents clients in a range of employment law matters, with an emphasis on the litigation of employment discrimination and related torts; wage and hour issues; and trade secrets, restrictive covenants, and unfair trade practices disputes.
She appears in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor, the Connecticut Department of Labor, and the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities. She has specific knowledge of claims arising under:
- Title VII
- The Americans with Disabilities Act
- The Family and Medical Leave Act
- The Fair Labor Standards Act
- Connecticut state wage and hour laws
- Connecticut discrimination laws
- Connecticut Family and Medical Leave Act
- Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act
- Connecticut Uniform Trade Secrets Act
- Connecticut disability laws
- Connecticut employment-related common law claims
Tricia also counsels clients on compliance, along with every aspect of personnel management, including:
- Employee hiring
- Discipline and termination
- Wage and hour issues
- Sexual harassment investigations and prevention
- Disability accommodation
- Avoidance of employment discrimination liability
Her practical advice regarding employment-related business problems, combined with her aggressive approach to litigation, have resulted in excellent outcomes for her clients.
A founding shareholder of Littler Mendelson's New Haven office, Tricia is a core group member of the Wage and Hour Practice Group.