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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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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

September 11, 2017
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Sarah Skubas Comments on Widespread Prescription Drug Misuse

September 11, 2017

Sarah Skubas comments on the increased rate of prescription drug misuse in "Study: 52% of test results suggest widespread prescription drug misuse," published by HR Dive. Subscription may be required to view article 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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2018 Hartford Breakfast Series: Internal Investigations in the Weinstein and #MeToo Era

April 10, 2018 - 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM EST
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Walk the Compliance Walk in 2018
February 5, 2018

The New Year is prime time to take a look at your Code of Conduct and compliance policies both to consider whether you are up to date on all applicable requirements, but also so that you are fluent in your own processes and prepared to take prompt and compliant action when issues arise. Read More

New York’s Highest Court Rules That Perceived Alcoholics Are Not Protected Under New York City Human Rights Law
October 25, 2017

The New York Court of Appeals ruled that the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”) does not permit a claim of disability discrimination based solely on a perception of untreated alcoholism. To sustain a claim, an individual must actually be a recovered (or recovering) alcoholic and no longer abusing alcohol. Makinen v. City of New... Read More

Quest Diagnostics Report Reveals That Prescription Drug Misuse Remains Widespread
September 7, 2017

A new Quest Diagnostics report released on September 6, 2017 reveals that over 50% of drug test results showed evidence of misuse of prescription drugs.  The report, entitled “Prescription Drug Misuse in America: Diagnostic Insights in the Growing Drug Epidemic,” examined 3.4 million prescription medication monitored lab tests performed b Read More