A decision by a Superior Court judge to allow a nurse to receive unemployment benefits after she quit her job due to an adverse change in her work duties is part of a growing trend benefiting Connecticut employees, according to attorneys specializing in labor and employment law.

Connecticut judges appear more likely to side with employees in unemployment benefits disputes if they find that quitting was involuntary due to adverse changes in work duties imposed by the employer. A recent case involved a 60-year-old nurse who quit after she was required to start working with paralyzed patients, a transition that significantly increased the amount of physical work required from her.

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