Good afternoon, I am Peter Bartinik, Jr., a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer practicing employment law in Connecticut.  

When you bring a claim before the Connecticut Commission of Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) you are required to list all of the defendant’s (called respondents) in your case if you want to be sure that you can bring a claim against them in the Superior Court in the future.  

Before you bring your claim in a Court action you have to exhaust your administrative remedies.  If you don’t name all of your defendants as defendants in the administrative claim, that defendant will argue in the future that you did not exhaust all of your administrative remedies.

Now there are some exceptions to this rule, but it is better practice not to even have to worry about those exceptions, and just name all defendants before the administrative agency.

I hope this is useful for you.  Have a good afternoon.  By.  

If you have been fired illegally, or if your significant rights in the workplace have been violated, and you have decided that you need the help of a lawyer contact the employment lawyers at The Bartinik Law Firm, P.C.  We have offices in Groton, CT., East Berlin, CT., and Shelton, CT.  Call us at 860-445-8521 or 888-717-4211.

We handle employment cases all over Connecticut, and Rhode Island.  To evaluate your case you should expect to spend some time with discussing all of the facts of the case.  We also charge a reasonable consultation fee which will be discussed with you before the meeting.  
Peter J. Bartinik, Jr.
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