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Sarah R. Skubas

Principal
Hartford

P 860-522-0404
F 860-247-1330
Sarah.Skubas@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Sarah R. Skubas is a Principal in the Hartford, Connecticut, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her practice is focused on employment litigation, preventive counseling and labor relations.

Ms. Skubas defends employers against claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour violations and state and federal FMLA violations. She also assists employers in providing preventive counseling, preparing employee handbooks and policies and procedures, advising on such personnel matters as hiring and firing, performance management, internal investigations and disability accommodation. Ms. Skubas also conducts employee training seminars and investigations.

In addition to her employment litigation and preventive counseling experience, Ms. Skubas has broad experience in representing employers in labor matters, including negotiations, strikes, unfair labor practice charges and grievance arbitrations. She represents public employers before the State Board of Labor Relations and the State Board of Mediation, as well as private sector employers before the National Labor Relations Board.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Ms. Skubas worked as an Associate for a boutique management-side labor and employment law firm in Bridgeport, Connecticut and also served as the sole Staff Attorney for the Boston City Council. While attending law school, she was selected to participate in the Honors Judicial Clinic with the Boston Municipal Court. Ms. Skubas has had the opportunity to live abroad in Santiago, Chile and Madrid, Spain.

Honors and Recognitions

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Junior League of Eastern Fairfield County

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May 7, 2018
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Jackson Lewis' Recently Elevated and Promoted Attorneys Spotlighted

May 7, 2018

Jackson Lewis’ newly elevated and promoted attorneys are featured in "Law360 Names Attys Who Moved Up The Firm Ranks In Q1,” published by Law360. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

January 9, 2018
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Jackson Lewis Celebrates 14 Newly Elevated Principals

January 9, 2018

WHITE PLAINS, NY (January 9, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to congratulate the firm’s 14 newly elevated Principals. “The selected attorneys have demonstrated an extraordinary amount of dedication to client service and have helped us increase the depth and breadth of our... Read More

December 1, 2017
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Jackson Lewis Publishes Q3 Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter

December 1, 2017

Please enjoy our Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter for the third quarter of 2017.  This edition includes personal, diversity-focused messages from our Chairman, Board of Directors liaison, Diversity and Inclusion Committee Chair and Diversity Committee Manager, and highlights diversity-related achievements, activities,... Read More

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July 19, 2017

Claim of Massachusetts Employee Fired for Medical Marijuana Use May Proceed, State High Court Rules

July 19, 2017

An employee fired after she tested positive for marijuana on a test administered in the hiring process should be able to proceed with her “handicap discrimination” claim under Massachusetts’ anti-discrimination statute, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has ruled. Barbuto v. Advantage Sales & Marketing, LLC, SJC -12226 (July... Read More

May 25, 2017

Employer’s Refusal to Hire Medical Marijuana User Violates State Law, Rhode Island State Court Holds

May 25, 2017

Employers cannot refuse to hire a medical marijuana cardholder, even if the individual admittedly would not pass the employer’s pre-employment drug test required of all applicants, a Rhode Island state court has held under the state medical marijuana law. Callaghan v. Darlington Fabrics Corp., et al., No. PC-2014-5680 (R.I. Super. Ct.,... Read More

December 30, 2016

Connecticut ‘Ban the Box’ Law Effective January 1

December 30, 2016

Connecticut is the most recent state in the nation to implement statewide legislation prohibiting employers from making inquiries into an applicant’s criminal history at the onset of the employment process, except under certain circumstances. Governor Dannel Malloy signed “An Act Concerning Fair Chance Employment,”... Read More

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Why the Healthcare Industry Should Pay Particular Attention to Drug and Alcohol Issues in the Workplace
March 21, 2018

While all employers struggle with navigating the ever-changing landscape of drug and alcohol issues in the workplace, healthcare employers should pay particularly close attention. According to the annual Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index, illicit drug use among U.S. Read More

Affirmative Action Training May Be Your Best Friend
March 12, 2018

Many hospitals and healthcare facilities are federal contractors. Jackson Lewis regularly provides specialized assistance in developing and implementing affirmative action plans (AAPs). Read More

By Sarah R. Skubas and Tanya Bovée

#TimesUp for the Healthcare Industry? Not If You Use the Frenzy to Make Meaningful Culture Change
March 6, 2018

As #MeToo and #TimesUp initiatives sweep the nation, the healthcare industry should pay attention. Recent nationwide media attention on sexual harassment in healthcare, coupled with stressful work environments, means healthcare employers have their share of workplace issues. Read More

By Sarah R. Skubas and Peggy Strange