Matthew J. Connell Speaks at National Employment Practices Liability Conference

Matthew J. Connell spoke on a panel addressing hot topics in the United States Supreme Court at
the ExecuSummit Fall Employment Practices Liability Insurance Seminar in Montville,
Connecticut. Mr. Connell and his co-panel members addressed the key issues facing the Court in
its upcoming term. Mr. Connell’s presentation focused on the status of sexual orientation
discrimination under Title VII, highlighting critical decisions from the 2nd, 7th, and 11th Circuit
Court of Appeals focusing on the current split of those circuits which will lead to Supreme Court
review in the future. Sexual orientation discrimination is one of the hottest topics in employment
litigation and Judges across the country are divided on whether or not such discrimination is
prohibited under Title VII. We anticipate that the Supreme Court accept cert on this issue within
the coming months.