Overview

Craig T. Dickinson collaborates with clients to identify and avoid legal problems with their employees, and to resolve them efficiently when they do arise. Craig works with clients in a range of businesses, including hospital and healthcare, financial services, retail, restaurant and hospitality, distribution and logistics, and manufacturing and technology. He has in-depth experience in the following areas:

Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation

  • Advising clients on potential discrimination, harassment and retaliation issues to avoid Title VII, ADA, ADEA, CFEPA and FMLA related claims
  • Training managers and staff on discrimination, harassment and retaliation topics
  • Representing clients in administrative, arbitration, and court proceedings
  • Secured dismissal of cases involving race discrimination, gender discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, age discrimination, disability discrimination, and retaliation claims
  • Secured defense verdicts and arbitration decisions in cases involving sexual harassment, gender discrimination, race discrimination, and retaliation claims
  • Negotiated settlement of dozens of cases involving wide range of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation claims

Disability and Leave of Absence

  • Advising clients on complex accommodation and leave of absence issues
  • Representing clients in administrative, arbitration and court proceedings
  • Secured dismissal of cases involving disability discrimination and retaliation claims
  • Settled dozens of cases involving wide range of failure to accommodate, disability discrimination, and related retaliation claims

Employment Contracts and Noncompete Agreements

  • Advising clients on entry into and dissolution of employment and non-compete agreements
  • Secured defense ruling in arbitration brought by physician against hospital in breach of contract claim
  • Negotiated mutually acceptable resolution of breach of employment and noncompete claims

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Connecticut Bar Association

Member, Executive Committee

Labor & Employment Law Section

Connecticut Bar Association

Member

American Bar Association

Member

New Haven Inn of Court

Speaking Engagements

2018 New England Employer Conference

Boston, MA

November 8, 2018

Me, Too! What’s Changed — and What Hasn’t — In the Wake of Weinstein

New Haven, CT

May 31, 2018

2017 New England Employer Conference

Boston, MA

October 27, 2017

Ready or Not…Changes to the White Collar Regulations Expected in 2016: What Should Employers Do Now?

New Haven, CT

April 7, 2016

Ready or Not…Changes to the White Collar Regulations Expected in 2016: What Should Employers Do Now?

New Haven, CT

April 5, 2016

Connecticut Legal Update: New Employment and Labor Issues Affecting Connecticut Employers

New Haven, CT

October 15, 2015

Connecticut's Burdensome Personnel Files Act Amendments: A Primer on Compliance with an Employer's New Obligations under the Amended Personnel Files Act

New Haven, CT

September 24, 2013

2013 Employment Law Update

New Haven, CT

April 25, 2013

Education

  • J.D., Pace University Law School, 1993
  • M.A., Fairfield University, 1988
  • B.A., Fairfield University, 1985

Bar Admission

Connecticut
New York

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York