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.
Pro Bono and Community Involvement
•Junior League of Eastern Fairfield County
Honors and Recognitions
•Connecticut Law Tribune, New Leaders in the Law (2018)
•Connecticut Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2015-2017)
In the News
May 23, 2018
Connecticut Law Tribune
Sarah Skubas is Spotlighted as a New Leaders in the Law Honoree
Sarah Skubas is spotlighted as a New Leaders in the Law honoree in the Connecticut Law Tribune’s Annual Professional Excellence Awards. Subscription may be required to view article
May 7, 2018
Jackson Lewis' Recently Elevated and Promoted Attorneys Spotlighted
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
January 9, 2018
Jackson Lewis Celebrates 14 Newly Elevated Principals
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...
July 19, 2017
Claim of Massachusetts Employee Fired for Medical Marijuana Use May Proceed, State High Court Rules
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...
May 25, 2017
Employer’s Refusal to Hire Medical Marijuana User Violates State Law, Rhode Island State Court Holds
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.,...
December 30, 2016
Connecticut ‘Ban the Box’ Law Effective January 1
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,”...
Healthcare Workplace Update
Fifth Circuit Permits Employee Allegedly Harassed by Patient to Proceed to Trial
August 1, 2018
A recent Fifth Circuit decision reminds healthcare employers that liability not only stems from potential harassment of employees by coworkers, but by patients as well. In Gardner v. CLC of Pascagoula, L.L.C. dba Plaza Community Living Center, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 17939 (5th Cir.
By Sarah R. Skubas
Healthcare Workplace Update
November 2018 Ballot Question Seeks to Impose Registered Nurse-to-Patient Ratio Limits on Massachusetts Health Care Facilities
July 16, 2018
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC), the state’s highest court, has held that an Initiative Petition (Initiative Petition 17-07) seeking to create a new law (“The Patient Safety Act”) that would dictate to hospitals and acute care units in state-operated health care facilities the number of patients that may be assigned to a re
By Sarah R. Skubas, Michael Bertoncini and Howard Bloom
Pay Equity Advisor Blog
American Medical Association Adopts Resolution to Promote Pay Equity
June 22, 2018
The healthcare industry is following other industries with an increased focus and growing sense of alarm over the gender pay gap.
By Sarah R. Skubas and Margaret J. Strange
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