Legal Advice And Trial Representation For Connecticut’s Municipal Governments
City and town councils throughout Connecticut turn to the Stratford law firm of Mitchell & Sheahan, P.C., for assistance with a wide range of legal needs related to employment. We are a full-service employment law firm that is fully equipped to assist municipal counsel in litigation as well as procedures to remove or minimize the risk of a future lawsuit.
Our services run the gamut of the typical municipal government’s employment law needs, which often include:
- Advising on hiring, termination and other employee policies
- Consulting on legal compliance with state and federal employment laws
- Negotiating collective bargaining agreements and advising on union grievance procedures
Many cities and towns have a workforce made up of a combination of union and non-union workers. Our lawyers are equally well equipped to help you with issues related to either type of employee. Union contracts and regulations can be challenging to navigate when there is a conflict with an employee, but we help remove the confusion from the process.
Advice On Section 1983 Claims
We also represent municipalities in section 1983 claims related to alleged police brutality. Our representation concentrates on advocating for the city’s best interests in civil litigation, including in court if required. While litigation can be costly, in many cases, it is the best method for controlling costs and defending the municipality’s good name. We work with council members and their in-house legal team to devise the best strategy for dealing with these types of highly sensitive matters.