IN THE NEWS: Pullman & Comley Attorney Comments on Decision by Federal District Court

Business Insurance
March 10, 2009

Pullman & Comley attorney Dan Schwartz commented on a March 6 decision by the federal district court in Hartford in a March 9 Business Insurance article by Judy Greenwald, "Fired Worker Must Prove Danger Met Standard: Court." The plaintiff was an employee who was fired after he told his manager that a coworker threw a punch at him and missed, creating an unsafe work environment. The court ruled that the plaintiff must meet an "objective standard of alleged danger" in claiming an unsafe work environment. Commenting on the decision, Dan said that simply complaining "you believe a coworker is going to commit violence, without something a little more tangible" is "not going to be enough."

The article was also posted on March 11 by Workforce Magazine.