As an employment law attorney, Erick Diaz defends the rights of workers across Connecticut. Issues can arise in the workplace, such as wrongful termination, discrimination, or harassment, and employees can take a stand against violations of their legal rights. Erick Diaz has helped dozens of hard working clients who have been treated unfairly by their employers to seek restitution for the illegal actions that have led them to lose their jobs or proper wages.
Erick Diaz studied Political Science at Yale University, where he earned his Bachelor's degree. He then obtained his Juris Doctor at Boston University's School of Law, and became licensed to practice in 2005. He is now licensed to practice in Connecticut, New York and District of Columbia courts, as well as the District Court for the District of Connecticut. He has helped clients in a range of situations, including class action law suits and challenging situations.
Erick Diaz has served in the past as the President of the Connecticut Hispanic Bar Association. He also shares his experiences and knowledge through publications regarding employment law issues.
Languages spoken: Spanish
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|NY||Due to reregister within 30 days of birthday||2006||07/10/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Stars Employment Litigation||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Connecticut's 50 Most Influential Latinos||Latinos United for Professional Advancement||2013|
|Counsel||Hayber Law Firm, LLC||2012 - Present|
|Managing Attorney||Law Office of Erick I. Diaz LLC||2010 - 2011|
|Associate Attorney||Wiggin and Dana LLP||2005 - 2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)||N/A||2013 - Present|
|Connecticut Employment Lawyers Association||N/A||2011 - Present|
|Connecticut Hispanic Bar Association||President||2013 - 2014|
|Cook v. Family Dollar Stores of Conn., Inc., 2013 Conn. Super. LEXIS 1016||Defeated company’s motion for summary judgment as to one of three plaintiffs|
|Zaniewski v. PRRC Inc., 2012 WL 1379671||Defeated company's motion to dismiss one of the collective action plaintiffs|
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|Connecticut Law Tribune||Employment Law: A Fair Labor Standards Act Summer Blockbuster||2013|
|Council on Education in Management (COEM)’s Certificate in FMLA and ADA Compliance and Best Practice||Co-Author Chapter: “What Your Organization Should Know about FMLA Job and Benefits Restoration Protections for Employees"||2008|
|Boston University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|Yale University||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1998|