Eric Sussman primarily counsels and defends employers in employment law matters. He regularly handles disputes involving a broad array of personnel issues, including employment discrimination, harassment and harassment prevention, workplace investigations, wrongful termination and breach of contract, including covenants not to compete. Clients also seek out Eric for his significant experience negotiating and drafting employment contracts. He frequently handles litigation in both state and federal court, and has both bench trial and jury trial experience. Eric also has substantial experience at the administrative agency level, including but not limited to handling matters before the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Connecticut Department of Labor, and the Workers' Compensation Commission. In addition, Eric assists clients with commercial litigation and intellectual property matters.
Obtained a defendant's verdict in a federal age- and race-discrimination trial
Successfully argued an appeal of a summary judgment ruling before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Represented an employer in a lawsuit against a former employee for breach of a covenant not to compete and misappropriation of trade secrets, and obtained a favorable settlement following a preliminary injunction hearing in federal court
Regularly counsels employers on various personnel issues, including employee terminations and the impact of antidiscrimination laws in the workplace