United States District Court, D. Connecticut
RULING AND ORDER ON MOTION TO AMEND
A. BOLDEN UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE.
Caruso (“Plaintiff”) has sued Alliance Solutions,
LLC and McIntyre Group (together “Defendants” or
“Alliance”), a staffing and consulting company,
alleging discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights
Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000a et seq.; the
Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act, Conn. Gen. Stat.
§ 46a-60 et seq.; violations of
Connecticut's whistleblower statutes, Conn. Gen. Stat.
§ 31-51m et seq.; and breach of contract under
Connecticut Common Law.
Caruso moves to amend her Complaint to include a number of
additional causes of action.
following reasons, the Court GRANTS the
FACTUAL AND PROCEDURAL BACKGROUND
Caruso, formerly an employee of Alliance, alleges
discriminated against her on the basis of her gender and
claims to have been wrongfully terminated.
allegedly discriminated against Ms. Caruso on the basis of
her gender, subjected her to a hostile work environment, and
retaliated against her for bringing to the company's
attention unlawful billing and compensation practices. Compl.
¶ 58. Alliance also allegedly breached a contract to pay
her an additional $10, 000 for the performance of extra work
and further violated Connecticut wage and hour laws in
failing to pay her $10, 000. Id.
October 9, 2017, Ms. Caruso filed a Complaint. ECF No. 1. On
January 9, 2018, Defendants answered the Complaint. ECF No.
Caruso now moves to amend the Complaint to add claims under
the Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. § 12101
et seq. (“ADA”); the Connecticut's
Wage and Hour Law, Conn. Gen. Stat § 31-72; the Family
Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), 29 U.S.C. § 2601
et seq.; the Connecticut Family and Medical Leave
Act, Conn Gen. State. § 31-51kk; and for breach of the
covenant of good faith and fair dealing and intentional
infliction of emotional distress. Am. Compl. ¶ 1, Mot.
Am., Ex. A, ECF No. 27.
Caruso alleges that, in December 2017, she filed another
charge of discrimination with the U.S. Equal Employment
Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), Mot. Am. at 1.
On December 21, 2017, Ms. Caruso asserts that the EEOC issued
a Notice of Right to Sue. Id.
Caruso's counsel represents that counsel for Alliance did
not consent to Ms. Caruso amending her Complaint.