Daley v. Aetna Life and Casualty Co
In Daley v. Aetna Life and Casualty Co., 249 Conn. 766, 734 A.2d 112 (Conn. 1999), the court held that an at-will employee who claimed that she had been terminated in retaliation for criticizing her employer's failure to implement "family-friendly" policies had not established a wrongful discharge claim under the public policy exception to the at-will employment doctrine. Daley, 734 A.2d at 133.
The court concluded that neither state nor federal medical leave acts required an employer to implement broad-based family friendly policies or to refrain from taking adverse action against an employee who insisted upon pursuing efforts to secure benefits such as work-at-home arrangements. Daley, 734 A.2d at 134.