Peter Dagostine represents private and public employers in labor relations, labor and employment law, and related litigation.
Mr. Dagostine counsels employers with respect to labor law issues in a variety of settings. In the non-union context, Mr. Dagostine assists with preventive labor relations, union avoidance and supervisory training. When a union representation petition is filed, he represents employers before the National Labor Relations Board and counsels employers regarding election campaigns. An important part of Mr. Dagostine's practice also includes representing employers in collective bargaining. In the unionized environment, Mr. Dagostine advises employers regarding contract interpretation, employee discipline, grievance resolution, and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Dagostine defends employers against unfair labor practice charges before the National Labor Relations Board and represents employers in labor arbitration proceedings.
Mr. Dagostine advises employers on a wide range of employment law issues in the workplace, including harassment, retaliation, discrimination, hours of work and wages, wrongful discharge, employee discipline, discharge and management, disability and reasonable accommodation, family and medical leave, and unemployment. He also represents and defends employers in state and federal court, the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and federal and state Departments of Labor.
Previously, Mr. Dagostine clerked for the Honorable C. Ian McLachlan of the Connecticut Appellate Court. While in law school at the University of Connecticut, he was a notes and comments editor of the Connecticut Journal of International Law and was awarded The Honorable M. Joseph Blumenfeld Prize.