Connecticut Supreme Court invalidates termination agreement

Two related opinions from the Connecticut Supreme Court reinforce the rights employees enjoy under the Connecticut Workers' Compensation Act (WCA) and provide important guidance for employers seeking to obtain releases of workers' compensation claims. Both cases arose from a dispute between Stephen Leonetti and his former employer, MacDermid Incorporated, regarding a termination agreement Leonetti signed. The agreement, which Leonetti allegedly had no intention of honoring, purported to release the company from a wide range of claims, including workers' comp claims. Read More...